COVID-19: LEKMA hospital doctor confirmed positive; total number hits 153

COVID-19: LEKMA hospital doctor confirmed positive; total number hits 153

- A doctor at the Ledzekuku Municipal Hospital (LEKMA Hospital) has tested positive for the new coronavirus

- Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku constituency, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, who is also a doctor at the LEKMA Hospital, confirmed the latest COVID-19 case

- This brings Ghana's coronavirus cases to 153 with official reported cases from the Ministry of Information at 152

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YEN.com.gh has gathered that a doctor who works at the Ledzekuku Municipal Hospital (LEKMA Hospital) has tested positive for COVID-19.

The doctor is reportedly the first frontline medical staff known publicly to have contracted the disease.

Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku constituency, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, who is also a doctor at the LEKMA Hospital, disclosed that the affected medical officer picked up the virus while working with the Ghana Aviation Company Limited (GACL) to test persons arriving at the country’s airport.

Dr Bernard Okoe Boye also revealed that the LEKMA Hospital theater will be closed down for disinfection.

This according to him, falls in line with stated protocols since the affected doctor reportedly performed a procedure there on a pregnant woman.

''When you have a confirmed case, the unit where that doctor works, we normally close that place, disinfect and open after two or three days after,'' Bernard Okoe Boye reportedly said.

Meanwhile, Ghana's official recorded COVID-19 cases currently stand at 152.

YEN.com.gh will bring you an official update from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Information.

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In other news, some parts of Accra, Kasoa, and Kumasi are observing a lockdown imposed by President Nana Akufo-Addo pursuant to the powers granted him by the Republic under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012).

This stringent measure was imposed as part of efforts to curb and contain the rise of the COVID-19. In spite of the soaring numbers of coronavirus cases in Ghana as of March 29, 2020, the country has chalked some relative successes amid the partial lockdown.

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