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Health News of Sunday, 29 March 2020

Source: GNA

Quarantine returnees from Accra and Kumasi - Environmental health officer

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The Environmental Health office in the Ho West District of the Volta Region has asked residents to quarantine persons trooping in from Accra and Kumasi ahead of Monday’s lockdown in a bid to contain Coronavirus disease in the country.

Mrs. Stella Kumedzro, District Officer, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that a mandatory quarantine remained the surest way of safeguarding close relations, households, and community members of returnees from coronavirus-hit areas.

She asked them to provide isolation rooms for the returnees, who must also be closely monitored for symptoms of the viral infection.

Mrs. Kumedzro said households must take up the responsibility, and ensure that persons who exhibited such symptoms, which included; coughs, fever, and breathing difficulties were immediately reported to health authorities.

She also stressed on regular handwashing with soap under running water and practice social distancing.

Mrs. Kumedzro made an appeal to persons from regions with coronavirus records to remain in those regions not to spread the disease to other parts of the country.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Friday night announced a lockdown of the Greater Accra, Tema, and the Ashanti Regions to halt the spread of COVID 19 in the country.

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