COVID-19: China gift causes 7 nurses, others to go into quarantine in Koforidua

COVID-19: China gift causes 7 nurses, others to go into quarantine in Koforidua

- A rotation nurse with no travel history who received a parcel from China is suspected to have contracted the deadly COVID-19

- The closest the nurse came into contact with coronavirus pathogens was when she received the parcel from China

- She reported to St. Joseph hospital where she works immediately she started experiencing symptoms

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates a rotation nurse with no travel history who is believed to have received a parcel from China is suspected to have contracted the deadly COVID-19.

According to a report filed by JoyNews, the closest the nurse came into contact with coronavirus pathogens was when she received the parcel from China.

At least seven nurses in the Eastern region have been quarantined after they came into contact with a suspected COVID-19 patient.

A physician assistant, a pharmacist, and a records staff of the St Joseph Hospital in Koforidua have also been quarantined.

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“She received a parcel from China two weeks ago and somewhere last weekend, she started feeling symptoms of the COVID-19.” JoyNews reported.

The report stated that she reported to St. Joseph hospital where she works immediately she started experiencing symptoms.

The blood sample of the nurse has been taken and sent to the Noguchi Memorial for testing, awaiting results later today.

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Meanwhile, the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service has confirmed that 31 out of the total number of 152 coronavirus patients have recovered.

A total number of 121 patients are therefore remaining, and reports have it that they are actively responding to treatment.

Yesterday, Monday, March 30, 2020, just one case of coronavirus was confirmed.

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