COVID-19: Guinean escapes from Ghana’s quarantine facility


A Guinean patient has escaped from coronavirus quarantine in Tamale in Ghana’s Northern Region, can confirm.

The female patient in her early 20s, reportedly scaled a wall leaving behind her belongings on Monday, officials say.

She is one of eight foreign nationals who tested positive of the novel Coronavirus after being intercepted by officials of the Ghana Immigration Service.

Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, who has described the incident as disturbing has ordered security agents intensify search for the patient.

“Since yesterday, up till this morning, I have not slept, with my security people. I directed that they should use all their networks to be able to track the persona down and get her,” Mr. Saeed told journalists.

There were two police and two soldiers who were guarding the guest house where the infected persons were being monitored.

While the development has sparked fears among residents, Mr. Saeed is urging calm.

Meanwhile, a situation report issued by the Ghana Registered Nurses’ and Midwives Association at the Tamale Teaching Hospital has advised all members to “observe proper social distancing since you cannot tell the status of the person next to you”.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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