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General News of Sunday, 24 May 2020

Source: My News GH

Seven coronavirus police officers in Bolgatanga fully recover


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All Seven police officers in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Capital who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

The officers comprising one female and six males were found to have contracted the virus in line of duty and therefore had to be isolated and treated in the Region.

According to verified police sources, the first batch of infections involved a policeman who was on escort duties to the Upper East Region while the other was also returning to his duty post in the same region after holidays faced the same fate.

It has also been confirmed that about 137 personnel from the Upper East Regional Police Command were asked to self-isolate and their samples were taken for testing at Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) but it turned out they are free from the virus.

Meanwhile, Twenty (20) COVID-19 patients of the Upper East Region out of a total of 26 patients have recovered fully from the virus, according to the Upper East Regional Minister Tangoba Abayage.

According to her, authorities have certified the patients fully recovered bring the total active cases in the region to 6.

“I have great news in the Upper East Region! 20 out of the 26 cases of COVID-19 in the Region have recovered. We thank God and all who have helped to make this possible. They’re part of us and need love; not stigma!” She posted on social media.

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