Accra Technical University records 1st coronavirus case 7 days after students return to campus

Accra Technical University records 1st coronavirus case 7 days after students return to campus

- Accra Technical University (ATU) has confirmed a case of COVID-19

- The patient is believed to be a National Service Personnel with the academic department of the university

- Ghana has also recorded 95 deaths from the pandemic

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The Accra Technical University – formerly known as Accra Poly – has recorded its first COVID-19 case, authorities announced to students on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

The affected patient is a national service personnel at one of the academic departments, a circular to the university community said.

The said person is currently in isolation at a medical facility and responding well to treatment. Six colleagues who came into contact with the confirmed Covid-19 patient, have been counseled, re-assured and their samples taken for laboratory testing.

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The contacts have been asked to self-isolate while waiting for the results of the test. The University Medical team and the Safety and Health Committee are however in touch with the patient and contacts, to provide the needed medical and psychological support,” the letter to students said.

The ATU authorities say efforts are underway to fumigate the affected offices among others.

It added: “Members of the University Community are entreated to remain calm while adhering strictly to the published personal protection etiquettes.

Meanwhile, Ghana recorded 10 more COVID-19 deaths, sending the country’s total fatal cases from 85 to 95.

Addressing the press on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Ghana Health Service said recoveries have increased to 10,907.

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Some 414 new cases have been confirmed, making the total caseload in the country 14,568.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported Baba Ramdev, a yoga guru, has unveiled two medicines he claimed work for the deadly coronavirus.

While unveiling Coronil and Swasari on Tuesday, June 23, he said the drugs are not immune boosters but COVID-19 cure, Hindustan Times reports.

Ramdev said the medicines were prepared by the combined efforts of Patanjali Research Centre and NIMS.

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