Some inmates in police cells in the Greater Region have tested positive for coronavirus, the head of the regional command has disclosed.
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DCOP Fred Adu-Anim told journalists Saturday, May 9, that the undisclosed number of inmates have since been sent to an isolation centre also in Accra.
"We have tested some of them and we are waiting for the results," he told the media during the disinfection, fumigation, and general clean up exercise at the Greater Accra Regional Police HQ.
Police and waste management giants, Zoomlion Ghana Limited have partnered for a major project aimed at keeping police facilities clean.
Dubbed Police-Zoomlion National Disinfection and Fumigation Exercise, it was launched at the National Police Training School, Tesano, Accra, on Wednesday, May 6, and would also ensure the cleaning of surroundings of all police training schools (depots), police stations, barracks and their markets, offices, cells among other facilities.
Some 1,249 police stations across the 16 regions and Tema, and 6 training schools in Accra, Kumasi, Koforidua, Winneba, Ho and Bolga will be covered under the project.
Head of Corporate Communication for Jospong, owners of Zoomlion, Sophia Lissah said the disinfection project for the police installations was critical because the servicemen are among the frontline workers in the fight against coronavirus in Ghana.
Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the police service have partnered for numerous clean-up exercises across the country with overwhelming outcomes.
Ghana has recorded 921 more COVID-19 cases, shooting the total number of cases to 4,012, according to the Ghana Health Service.
The death toll is still 18.
The Minister was on an official assignment before the announcement of a lockdown and closure of Ghana’s borders by President Akufo-Addo.
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