Coronavirus: Five Malians Quarantined In Northern Region


The Northern Regional Authorities have quarantined five Malians who were travelling from Kumasi to Tamale.

The five were part of 78 passengers in a Malian registered vehicle which was intercepted by security officials in the region.

According to the Northern Regional, Minister Salifu Saed, samples of the five-persons have been taken for testing.

Tamale, the capital town of the Northern region has reported two COVID-19 cases.

This has led to a quarantine of 36 staff of the Tamale Teaching Hospital over a possible COVID-19 infection after coming into contact with two of the ten foreign nationals who have tested positive in Tamale.

President Nana Akufo-Addo declared a two-week partial lockdown of Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa as Ghana began its most drastic measure to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The lockdown will last from Monday, 31st March 2020 to 12th April 2020.

Ghana joins South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Mali, among others, in Africa to have announced some restrictions of movement to curb the spread of the virus which has killed over 30,000 people across the globe.

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source: CNR

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