Twelve COVID-19 patients in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, who were discharged after a month at a quarantine treatment center, have been celebrated by residents of the Apegusu community as heroes for overcoming the deadly virus.
The community is also celebrating news that the 355 contact tracing tests have all been declared negative.
It was all joy at Apegusu, a community in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, when 3 out of the 12 Covid-19 patients who were discharged after a month in an quarantine center, were presented to the community. The 3 were part of 5 Ghanaians and 7 Indians, all workers of an Indian Company, who tested positive of the virus in the District a month ago.
NPP parliamentary candidate for the Asuogyaman Constituency, Paul Ansah organised the party for the survivors . The Mankrado of Apegusu, Nana Akwei Dedey II, warned against stigmatizing the 3 survivors who are residents of the community, and rather see the virus as the enemy
The 3 survivors were presented with 2 crates of eggs, cooking oil, bags of rice and an undisclosed amount of money by the NPP parliamentary candidate for the Asuogyaman Constituency Paul Asare Ansah, as a token to show their support to them. He urged residents to be vigilant and ensure persons who enters into the District are screened
Expressing their heartfelt gratitude to the chiefs and people of the area, Juliana Ntiamoah, spokesperson for the COVID-19 survivors, advised Ghanaians to be extra cautious in their daily activities since the virus is real.
Meanwhile all 355 contact tracing tests conducted in the district have all turned negative. District Health Director, Abdul Aziz Abdullah, sensitized residents to adhere to the various measures put in place by government to curtail the spread of the virus.