- The government is finding it hard to repatriate the ten foreign nationals who tested positive for the coronavirus
- Their countries are refusing to take them back
- Their refusal is because they have tested positive for the coronavirus
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the government is finding it hard to repatriate the ten foreign nationals who tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Northern Region Minister, Salifu Saeed, has revealed that their countries are refusing to take them back.
He made this known while expressing his concerns on Tamale-based television station, Sagani.
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On Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10 cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded in Tamale consisting, eight Guineans and two Burkinabes who traveled from Burkina Faso and Togo through unapproved routes to Ghana.
They were kept under mandatory quarantine undergoing medical care while the government prepared to repatriate them.
While undergoing treatment at the Tamale Teaching hospital, one of the foreign nationals is reported to have escaped from where she was kept.
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YEN.com.gh learnt that the patient, a woman in her early 20s, jumped over a wall leaving behind her belongings on Monday, March 30, 2020.
Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, described the incident as ''very disturbing situation because she is positive'' with the novel COVID-19.
He said he has directed that they should use all their networks to track the person down and get her.
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