COVID-19: 7 wardens at Ankaful prison under isolation as the prison records first case

COVID-19: 7 wardens at Ankaful prison under isolation as the prison records first case

- 7 officers at the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison, in the Central Region, have been isolated and being observed over COVID-19 spread concerns

- That was after they came into contact with an inmate who tested positive

- The inmate arrived at the prison on May 5 after being slapped with a 30-year jail term and tested positive 5 days later

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Seven officers at the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison, in the Central Region have been isolated after coming into contact with an inmate who tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

The inmate arrived at the prison on May 5, 2020, after being slapped with a 30-year jail term.

He, however, tested positive for the virus five days into his jail term.

COVID-19: 7 wardens at Ankaful prison under isolation as the prison records first case

COVID-19: 7 wardens at Ankaful prison under isolation as the prison records first case Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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According to a JoyNews report, the Ankaful prison, on Monday, May 18, 2020, would begin mass testing of all prison officers and inmates.

The reported case follows public outcry for Ghana’s prisons to be decongested in the wake of the deadly pandemic.

Visitors have been directed not to come to the prison since Ghana recorded its first case on March 12, 2020.

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In other news, over 200 suspected COVID-I9 patients at Pentecost Isolation Centre at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region were thrown into a state of excitement and jubilation when they were asked to go home.

These individuals, according to a Kasapa FM report, had gone through all the three stages of testing at the centre and all their tests came out negative.

According to the report, the people who were released were seen around midday packing their few belongings and lining them on the floor waiting for their names to be called so they could leave.

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