Guinea And Burkina Faso Reject Citizens Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus In Ghana

The Northern Region Minister, Salifu Saeed, has revealed that the government is facing difficulties in repatriating the ten foreign nationals who tested positive for Covid-19 to their countries. 

The Ghana Health Service on Sunday, March 29 announced that the Northern Region capital of Tamale had recorded 10 cases of the novel infectious disease.

The cases, eight Guineans and two Burkinabes who travelled from Burkina Faso and Togo through unapproved routes to Ghana, had been kept under state mandatory quarantine since Saturday, March 28.

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, in an interview on New Day on TV3 Monday revealed that government was preparing to repatriate the foreigners to their countries for treatment.

But speaking on Tamale-based television station Sagani, the Northern Regional Minister said, “Their countries are refusing to take them back”.

Some 36 health workers at the Tamale Teaching Hospital who came in contact with the patients have also been put on mandatory quarantine.

Meanwhile, one of the patients, a female has reportedly escaped.

The patient scaled the walls of the Guest House where they were under quarantine, the Minister revealed.

“The patient scaled the walls at the blind side of the security and escaped.”

The Security has commenced a manhunt for her.

Source: 3news

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