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There are indications some returnees from Kuwait have COVID-19 – GHS

The Ghana Health Service says there are indications that some of the 230 Ghanaians who were deported from Kuwait have tested positive for COVID-19.

Giving updates during a press briefing on Thursday morning, the Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie, said: “We haven’t finished with the testing of all the people that we took samples from. There are indications that some of them are positive [for COVID-19]”.

“We will follow up on this and when we have the full report, we will share this report appropriately,” Dr. Sarkodie added.

An initial test conducted by Kuwaiti health officials concluded that none of the 230 deportees had contracted the virus, according to the Government of Ghana.

The returnees arrived in Ghana on May 23 via a chartered flight made available by the Kuwaiti Government.

The government was initially expecting 245 deportees from the middle eastern country.

They are under a 14-day mandatory quarantine or isolation, depending on the test results.


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