About 90 Togolese and Beninois have been apprehended at Kenyasi, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
They were arrested on April 3, 2020, upon a tipoff by a joint military taskforce of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.
WO1 William Osei Atakora, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Security Liaison Officer, told Kumasi FM’s Elisha Adarkwah that the foreigners were lodging in different houses in the community.
He said they were brought to the Kumasi South Hospital for screening under the instructions of the Ashanti Regional Minister and mayor of Kumasi.
He said they were handed over to the Immigration Service and have been quarantined.
About 70 out of the 90 were from Benin, he said.
As at 4th April 2020, a total of 214 cases of COVID-19 with five (5) deaths have been recorded.
The regions that have reported cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (189) followed by the Ashanti Region (12), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).
Most of the cases are reported from routine / enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine are 90.
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