- A 51-year-old man identified as Fred Drah has shared his experience after recovering from the novel coronavirus
- Frede Drah reveals that he contracted the coronavirus from a friend who returned into the country from one of the infected countries abroad
- Drah sat for an interview with TV3
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Fred Drah, a 51-year-old man who recovered from the COVID-19 in Ghana has recounted his ordeal with the deadly disease.
According to Drah, he contracted the coronavirus from a friend who returned into the country from one of the infected countries abroad.
Speaking in an interview with TV3, he revealed that he works at the ports and a friend came to visit him.
''I had a friend who came to visit me. He imported mattresses and we had a chat and ate together. He was coughing by then but I paid less attention,'' he recounted.
Drah reveals that on March, 17, 2020 his temperature was above normal, rushed to the hospital and was tested for the coronavirus. He tested positive for the COVDI-19.
He said he was transferred to the Ga East Hospital where he was treated till he recovered.
Drah told TV3 that health workers who attended to him were scared of him.
''I was locked from the outside and I was alone in that big compound. For the first four days. I was there alone.''
Drah recounts he was quarantined and left alone. ''It was between God and myself,'' he said.
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He talked about one patient who was equally positive but died as a result of other health complications.
While still undergoing treatment, he narrates that a gentleman came in and he was very weak. He also tested positive for diabetes.
''I was called that I had to be sent to a different apartment. The following day I tried calling my friend many times but he had died.''
Drah’s wife and kids, who joined the interview urged the public to refrain from stigmatising recovering patients.
According to Drah’s wife, ''when people see us, they try to avoid us because we had recorded a case in our home.''
The family expressed gratitude to God for healing their father and husband.
Drah also thanked healthcare workers who attended to him while he was recovering at the Isolation Center.
Watch full video below.
In other news, the Ministry of Information as of Monday, April 13, 2020, reported that Ghana has a total number of 566 confirmed coronavirus cases.
President Nana Akufo-Addo also announced an extension of the lockdown and ban on all public and social gatherings following the increased cases.
Also, so far, 10 out of 16 regions in Ghana have confirmed cases with the capital city, Accra, leading with 452 cases.
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