3 CONVICTS IN POLICE CELL TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
Three persons in the custody of the Walewale Police Command in the West Mamprusi Municipality of the North East Region have tested positive for Covid-19
According to reports, the three were part of ten (10) inmates in the police cell whose samples were taken by health officials for testing on January 15, 2021.
Their results however returned positive forcing health officials to begin contact tracing.
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Confirming the news, the West Mamprusi Municipal Director of Health Service , Mumuni Rashid explained that the status of the inmates were realised when they had to be tested for Covid-19 in order to be transferred to the Gambaga prison.
“We sent 11 inmates samples to the Navrongo Research to be tested for Covid-19. The number of convict cases kept increasing and we had to transfer some. The results came and 3 out of the 11 tested positive,” he said.
He noted that the Covid-19 patients are presently receiving treatment Nasia police station, while contact tracing and testing are ongoing for other convicts and police officers in Walewale.
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Some parts of the cells have been designated as hosting spots for infected persons and contact management.
The country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases currently stands at 59, 480 with 361 deaths.