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General News of Thursday, 28 May 2020


Some Ghanaians who returned from Kuwait test positive for coronavirus - GHS

Director of Public Health at GHS, Dr Badu Sarkodie play videoDirector of Public Health at GHS, Dr Badu Sarkodie

Some of the 230 Ghanaian returnees from Kuwait have tested positive for COVID-19, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed.

Director of Public Health at GHS, Dr Badu Sarkodie, said at a press briefing on Thursday, May 28, 2020, that a full report will soon be made public.

"The people that came from Kuwait, we are following up, they have finished with the tests of all the people that they took samples. There are indications that some of them are positive, we will follow up this and when we have the full report, we will share these reports appropriately," Dr Sarkodie said.

The Ghanaian deportees on board a Kuwait Aircraft arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on Saturday from the Gulf country.

They have been placed undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine at designated hotels and under heavy security.

They were received into the country after weeks of bilateral discussions between Ghana and Kuwait, the government has said.

The government said they were repatriated back home following their incessant calls on the government for assistance.

The returnees paid the full cost for their return, the government has explained.