Coronavirus: Health Teams Deployed For Contact Tracing In Tema

COVID-19 protocols being observed at an airport

The Tema Metropolitan Health Directorate has deployed eight contact tracing teams to interact with residents and possibly test those who would be identified as suspects.

The health teams have so far successfully traced 41 out of the 46 contacts who have been tested.

The Tema Regional Director of Health Service, Dr Sally Quartey who was briefing the media on the COVID-19 situation in the metropolis further indicated that three foreign nationals who entered the Tema Metropolis during the lockdown period have had their samples tested by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR),

Dr Quartey explained that two out of the three persons who showed symptoms have tested negative while the result of the other persons was pending.

Currently, the Tema Metropolis has recorded one active case of COVID-19 who is responding to treatment, while the treatment centre is managing two other cases.

She appealed to the corporate organisations operating in Tema and the generous individuals to come to their aid with enough personal protection equipment (PPE) to enable them to effectively handle suspected COVID-19 cases without fear of contracting the virus.

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