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    Ghana Begins Final Mandatory Testing For Quarantined Covid-19

    Ghana has begun the second and final phase of its testing of coronavirus for persons under 14-day mandatory quarantine.

    The country’s National Covid-19 Team is overseeing the testing.

    Majority of those under quarantine are persons who arrived in the country at the time its President, Nana Akufo-Addo, ordered for its borders to be shut down in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

    A statement issued by the country’s health ministry and sighted by African Entertainment says the test started on April 1.

    The testing is due to end April 3, this year, the statement signed by Ghana’s Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, says.

    It says “I am by this letter informing you that the process of testing will commence today 1st April through 3rd April after which all test results would have been released and if you still test negative you will be allowed to go home but the team will continue to observe you at your home for some reasonable time.”

    The Ministry disclosed that over the last 10 or 11 days they have been under quarantine, efforts have been made to take their blood samples for testing.

    According to the statement, the Ministry has engaged clinical and counseling psychologists for the Over 1,000 of persons under quarantine on a one on one basis.

    It says all necessary efforts have been made to relocate those who tested positive after the first test to treatment centres for care.

    By Melvin Tarlue

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