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General News of Wednesday, 29 April 2020


Achimota Hospital staff being mandatorily tested after food vendors test positive for COVID-19

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Every health worker and staff at the Achimota Hospital is undergoing mandatory testing for COVID-19 after 10 food vendors and three taxicab drivers tested positive for the virus.

This has compelled the management of the hospital to direct all doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other health staff to as well as the hospital community to be tested mandatorily.

Sources within the hospital say a majority of the hospital staff buy food from the vendors while over 80 per cent of patients who visit the hospital use the taxi services.

It is not clear whether the hospital would be shut down to the public in the interim as the health authorities try to get a clearer picture of the extent of the infection among the people who frequent the compound as staff, food vendors or taxicab operators.

So far, Ghana has recorded 1,671 cases with eleven deaths and 188 recoveries, according to data from the Ghana Health Service.