Contact tracing begins after Goldfields Ghana staff, wife test positive for COVID-19

A city worker disinfects a market as a preventive measure against the spreading of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Accra on March 23, 2020. - African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness. (Photo by Nipah Dennis / AFP) (Photo by NIPAH DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Health authorities in the Tarkwa Municipality of the Western region have intensified contact tracing efforts, after a staff with Goldfields Ghana and his wife, tested positive for COVID-19. 

In a statement sighted by, the company said it received the test results from the Noguchi Memorial Institute on Monday, May 3, 2020.

The patient, who is a worker of one of the mining contractors, and his spouse have been isolated and are receiving treatment.

The couple are in stable condition, the statement said.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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