The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed some of the over 200 Ghanaians who were deported from Kuwait over the weekend have tested positive for coronavirus.
Director of Public Health at the Service, Dr Badu Sakordie said this at the Ministry of Information’s press conference in Accra on Thursday. He said he has been informed some of the returnees have tested positive but was awaiting official confirmation of the exact number.
“There are indications that some of them have tested positive. We will follow up and when we have the full report, we will share appropriately,” he said.
Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda noted the deportees tested negative in Kuwait before they were airlifted to Ghana but were going to be tested again by health officials in Ghana.
They arrived via a special chattered flight at the cost of the Kuwaiti government and are on a 14-day mandatory quarantine as screening and tests are carried out.