- 24 health workers alongside 10 senior high school students in the Ahafo region have tested positive for COVID-19
- These health workers are all in isolation
- The increase in number is believed to be because of non-adherence to safety protocols
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that 24 health workers alongside 10 senior high school students in the Ahafo region of Ghana have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Ahafo Regional Director of Health Services, Boakye Boateng, said these health workers are all in isolation and one of the 24 has already recovered from the virus.
Speaking in an interview with Citi News, Boateng expressed concern over the continuous spread of the virus in the region and underscored the need for people to adhere to safety protocols to curtail the spread.
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“In the Ahafo Region, we have 24 of our staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them are in isolation, one of them has recovered," he said.
According to him, the contact tracing and enhanced surveillance are ongoing to contain the spread of the virus.
“Currently, contact tracing is ongoing to ensure that we get all of them for testing. Gradually, people are getting used to COVID-19,” he said.
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This number adds up to the over 700 health workers who have been infected with the virus in their line of work.
410 members of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association and its allied associations (nurses and midwives) contracted the virus with one unfortunate death.
156 members of the Health Services Workers' Union also contracted the virus with three unfortunate deaths.
23 members of the Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association contracted the virus with one unfortunate death.
In line with this, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital suspended urgent cases because most of its staff had contracted the coronavirus.
In a memo sighted by YEN.com.gh, the suspension was be in force for two weeks
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Source: Yen News