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A Guinean woman who escaped a hotel facility in Northern Ghana where she was being quarantined over COVID-19 has been found in the nation’s capital, Accra.
A deputy Health Minister, Alexander Abban, said the patient was spotted on Saturday and was subsequently arrested.
She is among 10 foreign nationals who tested positive of the COVID-19 in the Northern Region.
The foreigners were arrested days after President Akufo-Addo announced a border closure as part of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 disease which has so far claimed five lives.
Health workers numbering about thirty-six (36) have been quarantined at the Tamale Teaching hospital in the Northern region after they reportedly came into contact with two of the ten Guineans who tested positive for Coronavirus in Ghana.
According to reports, the female medical ward where the two were on admission has been closed down for disinfection whereas all patients there have also been evacuated.
Ghana Health Service reported that 11 new cases of the Coronavirus was recorded on March 29, 2020 in Ghana.
Some individuals have been arrested by a Joint Security Taskforce deployed to enforce the President’s ban on all social gatherings.
The culprits were picked up at two different mosques in Tamale for congregating for prayers flaunting President Akufo-Addo’s directive as part of measures to fight the coronavirus in the country.