Kuwait deportees: 35 out of 231 Ghanaians test positive to COVID-19

Kuwait deportees: 35 out of 231 Ghanaians test positive to COVID-19

- 35 out of the over 200 Ghanaian deportees from Kuwait have been confirmed as having tested positive for COVID-19

- The figure represents almost 15% of the total population that arrived from Kuwait

- The information was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service’s coronavirus case count update on Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Information reaching YEN.com,gh indicates that 35 out of the over 200 Ghanaian deportees from Kuwait have been confirmed as having tested positive for COVID-19.

The figure represents almost 15% of the total population after an initial test conducted by the Ghana Health Service upon their arrival last Saturday, 23rd May, 2020.

The information was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service’s coronavirus case count update on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

The country's cases as of yesterday showed that 113 more cases have been confirmed across the country.

Kuwait deportees: 35 out of 231 Ghanaians test positive to COVID-19

Kuwait deportees at the KIA Source: Citinewsroom
Source: UGC

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Initial reports upon their arrival at the Kotoka International Airport last Saturday indicated that all of the deportees tested negative to the virus before leaving Kuwait.

Ghanaian officials however did not want to risk getting a larger population and went ahead to undertake an independent test on all of them upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport before taking them in for a 14-day mandatory quarantine period.

At the Thursday, May 28, 2020 press briefing, the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie hinted some of the deportees had tested positive but he did not give an exact number.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Government of Ghana had finally received the 231 Ghanaians who were illegally staying in the Government of Kuwait.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the deportees were seen in a single file moving with little or no luggage.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of them were spotted with nose masks on as they moved.

Tests were conducted on them on their arrival at the Kotoka International Airport upon their arrival in the country, according to a Citinewroom report.

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