Ghanaian sports journalist, Gary Al-Smith has confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
He indicated that he is one of five employees of The Multimedia Group who have contracted the disease.
“I’m doing very well, and being well taken care of,” he said on Twitter.
Gary hopes to use his situation to battle the issue of stigmatization that COVID-19 patients face.
“After consultation with family, we’ve decided that from I speaking about my experience.”
“We believe this can be my small way of battling the stigmatization problem being faced by COVID-19 patients,” he said.
According to a statement released by The Multimedia Group, the affected employees were all asymptomatic and they have been isolated.
“The affected team members, who were all asymptomatic, have been isolated in line with case management protocols. Officials of the Ghana Health Service are monitoring them and we can report that they are all hale and hearty and are responding well to treatment.”
The company also indicated that measures that have been put in place to avoid further spread.
“As part of ensuring the safety and well-being of our team members and our guests and to minimise any potential spread of the virus, we have ramped up internal contact tracing, in liaison with the Ghana Health Service. Together, we have ensured that team members who may have come into contact with the five (5) team members who tested positive have been tested and have gone into self-isolation for 14 days as required. In addition, all remaining team members are to be tested. Testing commenced on Monday, June 15, 2020.”
“Furthermore, thorough disinfection and deep cleansing of our studios, offices and facilities takes place on daily basis,” the statement added
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