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General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Source: GNA

All returnees to Volta Region must self-quarantine - Letsa

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Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister has charged Municipal and District Chief Executives to ensure all returnees to the Region self-quarantined.

He said the returnees, as much as practicable, be counselled on the need to self-quarantine for the good of society.

Dr. Letsa in a news statement said the directive had become necessary following the influx of people from COVID 19-hit cities into the Region after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declared a partial lockdown of those cities.

He asked the local Assemblies to engage relevant institutions to sustain education on the virus to ensure the Region recorded no case.

Dr. Letsa also charged the Ghana Health Service in the Region to enhance surveillance for early detection and containment of suspected cases and asked them to boost the readiness of all health facilities by supplying them Personal Protective Equipment for use by frontline healthcare givers.

Meanwhile, the Ghana News Agency has gathered that the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) laboratory in Ho would soon be given approval to test for COVID-19.

Dr. Kwesi Senanu Dzokoto, Deputy Regional Director, Ghana Health Services, Public Health, told the media earlier that a total of 15 suspected COVID-19 cases in Volta and Oti regions tested negative at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

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