Two persons are reportedly on the run after testing positive for coronavirus at Old Fadama, a suburb of Accra.
These individuals, who were confirmed to have been infected by the virus are yet to be reached by contact tracers three days after confirmation of their status.
Contact tracers have encountered difficulties convincing the patients to comply with isolation protocols and they have now fled from the neighbourhood since their test results came in on Monday, April 6, 2020.
Of the two new carriers, one is a female head porter, popularly known as ‘Kayayo’ who shared a single room with 15 others including three children.
With no evidence of travel history, it is unclear how these carriers got infected, pointing to a possible case of community transmission.
Contact tracers are on the ground liaising with the police to convince suspected secondary contacts in the area to volunteer for a test for the novel coronavirus.
Some opinion leaders in the area who back the decision of non-compliance by the potential contacts, have their commitment grounded in a supposed conspiracy theory of an ulterior motive.
This latest development brings to three, the number of carriers who have yet to submit to quarantine protocols as part of measures to control the spread of the virus. In March, one of the Guineans who tested positive for Covid-19 in Tamale escaped.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Ghana stand at 313 with six deaths recorded so far since the onset of the pandemic. The recent increase in the figures according to authorities, is as a result of enhanced testing following the announcement of a lockdown in Accra, Kasoa, Tema and Kumasi.
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source: Joy News
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