COVID-19: 9 Ghanaian nurses in Barbados test positive for the virus

COVID-19: 9 Ghanaian nurses in Barbados test positive for the virus

- Nine out of the 95 Ghanaian nurses who traveled to Barbados to work have tested positive for COVID-19

- The nine infected nurses are said to be asymptomatic

- The country recorded 12 new cases out of 248 tests conducted on persons who came from high-risk, countries including Ghana

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Nine out of the 95 Ghanaian nurses who traveled to Barbados to work for two years have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the acting Chief Medical Officer of Barbados, Dr. Kenneth George, the nine infected nurses are said to be asymptomatic.

In a report filed by CitiNewsroom.com, the country recorded 12 new cases out of 248 tests conducted on persons who came from high-risk, countries including Ghana.

COVID-19: 9 Ghanaian nurses in Barbados test positive for the virus

COVID-19: 9 Ghanaian nurses in Barbados test positive for the virus Source: UGC
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“It should be noted that all of the nurses went into a 14-day quarantine on arrival,” Dr. Kenneth George said.

The 95 Ghanaian nurses arrived in Barbados on Thursday, July 30, 2020, via a chartered flight.

In November 2019, the Health Ministry announced that 120 Ghanaian nurses had been selected to serve a two-year contract in Barbados under a Human Resources Agreement between the two countries.

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In other news, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that his administration is considering putting a loan system in place to help needy tertiary students.

This according to Nana Addo will help cater adequately for deprived tertiary students who through no fault of theirs cannot pay for their tuition.

This move comes on the back of his NPP administration’s free Senior High School and Technical and Vocational Education and Training introduced in 2017.

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