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COVID-19: More Than 500 Industrial Workers Get Infection From One Source

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, explained that more than 500 workers at a Tema fishing factory, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, got the infection from one source.

“It is important to stress that 533 out of the 921 new cases recorded between last Wednesday and Thursday are factory workers from a fishing precessing factory located in Tema.

” All 533 persons were infected by one person,” he said.

He, however, reiterated that the 921 cases were from backlogs dating as far back as April 26, 2020, and not necessarily over a 24- hour window.

President Akufo-Addo, who was giving an update on the measures taken by the Government against the spread of the COVID-19 , therefore said it was the reason why people must continue to maintain the measures of enhanced hygiene and social distancing distancing protocols.

These include the regular handwashing with soap under running water or use of alcohol-based sanitizers, as well as the cough and sneezing into disposable tissue.
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Combined with other measures, such as the aggressive tracing, testing, isolating and treating of infected persons and their contacts, he said, were the means of containing the spread of the virus among the population, and were the surest way to a quick return to a life of normalcy.

As at Sunday May 10, 2020, Ghana had conducted a total of 160,501 tests, with the total number of infections being 4,700, with 494 recoveries.

Five persons are critically ill, but 4,179 are responding to treatment, while 22 deaths have been recorded.

Source: GNA

Francis Quasie

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