Thirty-eight staff of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) have recovered from the coronavirus and are expected to resume work soon, the regulatory body said in a statement.
However, the FDA said a staff is still being treated and will remain in quarantine.
The 39 positive cases were recorded after a total of 450 staff at its head office, Tema office, KIA office and its laboratory were tested for the virus as part of measures to check the spread of the pandemic.
“As part of measures to combat the pandemic, the FDA organized mandatory testing for a total of 450 staff (Including the CEO and all top management) from its head office, Tema Office, KIA office and the Laboratory, out of which 39 tested positive,” the statement revealed.
The FDA assured the general public of commitment to its mandate while ensuring the safety of its workers and customers.
Below is the full statement:
Ghana’s virus situation
Four more patients have died of COVID-19, taking the national death toll in Ghana to 139, according to the latest update on Sunday evening.
Also, 270 new cases have been announced, sending the total caseload to 24, 518, per the Ghana Health Service update.
“A total of 270 new cases were reported on July 9,2020. These are samples that were taken from the period 17 June to 8 July 2020 … but reported from the lab on July 9,” the GHS said.
The recoveries have shot up to 20, 187 with the active cases standing at 4,192. The figures also show that 25 persons are in severe condition with eight being critical. Four are on ventilators.
Source: Daily Mail GH