- The government has stated that it is closely monitoring the stranded Kayayei who were stopped at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region on their way to the Northern Region
- Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison said currently health officials are closely monitoring their temperatures
- She added that the Kayayei will be subsequently tested regularly for the deadly coronavirus
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The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison, has said the stranded Kayayei (head porters) who were stopped at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region on their way to the Northern Region are being closely monitored.
Speaking at a presser, Cynthia Mamle Morrison said health officials are closely monitoring the temperatures of these Kayayei and so far none of them have exhibited any symptom.
She added that the Kayayei will be subsequently tested for the deadly coronavirus.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has provided temporary shelter for some 76 head porters (Kayayei), who were intercepted at Ejisu by the Ashanti Regional Police, when they tried to smuggle their way to northern Ghana in an attempt to escape the partial lockdown being enforced in Accra.
The Kayayei who were directed to return to Accra by the Ashanti Regional Police were discovered by the Metro Security Task Force during their early morning patrol of the metropolis.
They were screened in accordance with the COVID-19 medical protocols, given food, water and soft drinks by the AMA and the BN Michael Ministries.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, has stated that 49 patients out of 195 in Ghana have been discharged.
Speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry of Information, the Health Minister said the patients will continue the next stage of treatment from home as they are on their way to full recovery.
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