37 Staff Of Tamale Teaching Hospital In Isolation Over Possible Coronavirus Infection

Thirty-seven medical and hospital staff including doctors and nurses of the Dialysis Unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), have proceeded on isolation.

They are suspected to have been in contact with a Burkinabe national who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease in Tamale.

The female medical ward where the two were admitted has been closed down for disinfection and all the patients on the ward have been moved into a different ward.

The acting Public Relations Officer of the TTH, Mr Misboa Mohammed told the Daily Graphic when contacted on the issue that the Burkinabe national who was accompanied by a compatriot had come to the unit for dialysis treatment and were among the 10 West African nationals who tested positive for the virus in Tamale.

Staff of the facility who were off duty on the day the Burkinabe reportedly visited the hospital in the company of a compatriot to have dialysis, have since been called in to normalize the situation.

Ghana has now confirmed 152 coronavirus cases.

“Ten (10) of the new cases were among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region,” the statement said.

“The 10 cases were Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following intelligence report.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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