Over 70 police officers test positive for COVID-19
Information gathered by Frontpageghana.com indicates over 70 officers including some senior ones of the Ghana Police Service have tested positive for COVID-19.
The affected officers were exposed to the virus in line of duty after suspects who were arrested for violating the restriction order turned out to be positive.
22 have reportedly made full recoveries including seven officers in the Upper East region while the rest are receiving treatment at various isolation centers across the country.
Samples of some 137 personnel from the Upper East Regional Command which were taken to Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) for testing all turned out to be negative.
Meanwhile, the Police Administration in collaboration with waste management giant, Zoomlion has taken the initiative to disinfect and fumigate all police facilities in the country.
The exercises has led to fumigation of barracks, stations and cells in districts across all the 16 regions and aimed at protecting police officers and their publics from the deadly coronavirus.
According to the police administration, it has become necessary looking at the devastating effects of the disease on police officers. The exercise is expected to go a long way to protect officers, their families, inmates and the citizenry in general.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s case count of the novel Coronavirus has increased to 6,808.
The Ghana Health Service disclosed this in its latest update on Monday, May 25, 2020. This indicates that some 125 new cases have been recorded since the last update on Sunday, May 24, 2020. The number of persons who have recovered from the disease has also shot up to 2,070.