COVID-19: 10 food vendors, 3 taxi drivers test positive at Achimota Hospital

COVID-19: 10 food vendors, 3 taxi drivers test positive at Achimota Hospital

- Taxi drivers and food vendors at the Achimota Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19

- Doctors and medical officers at the hospital are all undergoing COVID-19 test

- A police officer with the Adentan command has also tested positive after coming into contact with an infected person

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Latest information gathered by indicates that 10 food vendors and three taxi drivers have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.

The victims all operate at the Achimota Government Hospital in Accra.

The cases were confirmed following mass testing for persons who run their business within the hospital community.

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According to, the samples were taken to the Noguchi Memorial Center and they came out positive.

Meanwhile, doctors, nurses and other medical staff of the Achimota Hospital are all undergoing compulsory testing for COVID-19, effective Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

In other news, YEN also reported that a police officer at Adenta in Accra has tested positive for COVID-19 after arresting and detaining a suspect who defied the lockdown directive.

The police officer has asked by his superiors to self-quarantine after he tested positive. earlier reported that the Asankragwa Police has apprehended nine persons, including two National Security personnel for attacking and robbing miners of their gold concentrate.

The team led by the Divisional Crime Officer, Superintendent Henry Agbeve, said the suspects were arrested on Saturday, April 25, 2020, on the Asankragwa-Wasa Dunkwa road.

The suspects are Anas Adams, 35, a National Security personnel of Jubilee House operations; George Ohene Adjei 56, driver, Jonathan Aryer 28, unemployed; Agyeman Jackson, 29, unemployed and Isaac Okuampah 29, painter.

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