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General News of Wednesday, 27 May 2020


6 cops, 2 Community Protection Assistants test positive for coronavirus in Central Region

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Six police personnel and two Community Protection Assistants have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the Central Region.

The personnel according to authorities, picked got infected from work-related duties such as operations.

Confirming the incident to the media in a short ceremony to officially launch the Central Region Nationwide Police Facilities disinfection by Zoomlion, the Central Regional Police Commander, COP Paul Manly Awini said, two of the said officers have recovered and now tested negative.

He said the others are currently receiving treatment at a treatment centre.

COP, Awini added that the command as part of measures to keep their personnel safe has put in place safety measures.

“As officers, we are observing all the COVID-19 protocols in the performance of our duties. This is because a lot of people come here. The citizenry always come here to lodge complaints; we are still handling cases, and going to court as well,” the police commander said.

About 104 police facilities are expected to be disinfested by Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) in the region.

The exercise, which will last for five days, is part of measures by the Ghana Police Service to fight and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

It is a collaboration between the Police administration and Zoomlion Ghana Limited and it will cover the police training school, police stations, markets, offices, cells and barracks in the region.

For his part, the Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan charged the Interior Minister to conduct such exercises by disinfecting all police, prisons facilities quarterly.