All primary contacts of coronavirus patient at Legon test negative

All primary contacts of coronavirus patient at Legon test negative

The University of Ghana has revealed that all 82 students and 12 staff who came in contact with the student who tested positive for the COVID-19 have tested negative after successfully going through the 14-day period of quarantine.

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According to a statement from the premiere university, the contacts have been conveyed to their various locations as the university is closed as part of measures to stop the spread of the dreaded disease.

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74 of the primary contacts (students) who were present on campus at the time the University received information about the COVID-19 case, were asked to self-quarantine on campus to avoid the risk of community spread,” the statement stated.

UG’s statement further added that , the affected student is still at the national quarantine facility and is making steady progress.

Meanwhile, some 15 samples from persons suspected to have been infected with the novel coronavirus in the Volta and Oti regions have tested negative at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research as well.

The deputy Volta Regional Director of the Ghana Health Services (GHS) in-charge of Public Health, Dr Sennau Dzokoto, disclosed this.

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They also indicated that surveillance has been intensified in the two regions to ensure timely detection of infections to contain and control the spread of the virus. 

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana’s Minister of Agriculture has told Ghanaians that it is needless rushing to stock food amid the two-week partial lockdown of Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi.

According to him, Ghana has more than enough food for everyone.

At a press conference in Accra on Monday, March 30, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto said Ghana is not at war.

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