“DON’T PANIC”: MUNICIPAL HEALTH DIRECTOR SAYS AMIDST FEAR AS CORONA VIRUS SPREAD HITS EASTERN REGION
The Kwahu West Municipal Health Director, Mrs. Celestine Asante, has denied rumors of infected patient in the municipality from one of the hospitals in Kwahu West.
Mrs. Celestine Asante, condemned rumors about a case of the corona virus (COVID-19) in the Municipality.
She made this statement to the press, saying that the misleading information seeks to spread “panic and confusion among citizens.”
“No case of the novel corona virus has been detected so far in any hospital in the Municipality”, she said.
The statement added that the first suspected case reported by the Health Minister on the case of Covid-19 in the Eastern region was in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.
The patient, who is an Indian working with the construction company building the railway from Akosombo to Tema, returned to the country a few days ago after he had visited his home country.
He has since been quarantined and receiving treatment at an isolated facility at Kpong.
Health authorities have begun tracing people who may have interacted with the patient.
She therefore used the opportunity to advise the public on wearing face masks and the sellers on wearing gloves in addition as the Corona Virus spread.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, also outlined the Assembly’s program; that Health Assistants will be going round to various homes to test all those run back to their hometowns after the announcement by President Akufo Addo on the lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID 19 in the Country.