Three persons suspected of the COVID-19 virus in the Upper West Region have tested negative.
The three had travelled into the region from worse hit countries and reported to health facilities after suspecting signs of the virus.
The Upper West Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Osei Kuffuor Afreh disclosed this at a short ceremony where the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council handed over handwashing facilities to all the eleven Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) in the region.
“In Upper West, we got three suspected cases, and fortunately for us, they all tested negative. The cases we got were people who had travelled abroad to where we know the disease is high,” he said.
Dr Afreh used the occasion to appeal to religious leaders in the region to educate their congregants to seek medical treatment at recognized health facilities rather than resorting to prayer camps.
“The disease is real. We can pray, go to the mosque, and do all that but if we don’t put in the physical measures, prayers alone will not save us,” he said.
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