Coronavirus: Police officer infected after arresting COVID-19 positive man

Coronavirus: Police officer infected after arresting COVID-19 positive man

- An Adentan police officer has tested positive for the coronavirus disease

- The officer got infected after he arrested an individual who unknowingly had the virus

- The officer has, however, been asked to self-quarantine after he tested positive

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that, a police officer has tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

According to a Starr FM report, the officer got infected after he arrested an individual who defied lockdown directives.

Reports within the security agencies indicated that the suspect, who was apparently a carrier of the virus, was detained for a longer period at the Adentan police cells after court hearing because the Prison Service was not accepting new inmates as a result of the pandemic.

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YEN.com.gh is unable to ascertain for a fact how long the suspect stayed in the custody of the police.

The officer has, however, been asked to self-quarantine after he tested positive.

In other news, a soldier on COVID-19 duty allegedly shot a policewoman whom he was on duty with at Tema New Town in the Tema Metropolis of the Greater Accra Region.

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According to a 3news.com report, the incident happened Thursday morning around 8:30 am at the duty post.

The policewoman has been identified as Lance Corporal Francisca Tenge who is with the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Police at the Tema Regional Police Command.

3news reports that snippets of information picked up from the police so far suggest that the policewoman may not have been shot on purpose.

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