The Ghana Health Service has disclosed 35 of the 231 Ghanaian deportees from Kuwait have tested positive for COVID-19.
The announcement was made by the Ghana Health Service in its latest update on Sunday, May 31, 2020
The 35 recorded cases represents about 15% of the total number of deportees. The GHS announced on their arrival that even though they had tested negative in Kuwait before being deported to Ghana, the service was going to test and put them under 14-days mandatory quarantine.
At the Thursday, May 28, 2020 press briefing, the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie hinted some of the deportees had tested positive but he did not give an exact number.
“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 said.