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199 police recruits down with COVID-19 in Upper East Region

The number of police recruits infected with the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has risen from 86 to  199, according to latest case counts sighted by in the Upper East Region

The total number of infections now stands at 241 with 2 deaths and 26 recoveries as of now.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the region have indicated that the spike in the number of infections in the region has been  due to a localised outbreak of the virus at the police training school in Pwalugu with the Talensi District.

The authorities have however assured the general public that the infected persons have  been isolated and are receiving treatment within the premises of the Pwalugu Police Training School.

Meanwhile results from a backlog of some 700 samples are yet to be made available to health  authorities in the region.

Ghana continues to read a high number of cases even as the government eases restrictions.

Meanwhile, the Regional Secretariat of the NDC is calling for the immediate suspension of  police training activities of the Police Training School at Pwalugu

A statement issued by Alhaji Saeed Ahmed Tijani, its Regional Communications Officer and copied to reads in part” “The attention of the National Democratic Congress in the Upper East Region has been drawn to media reports of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Pwalugu Police Training School. Oover 199 police recruits tested positive of the novel COVID-19 in the region.”

“This has increased the region’s COVID-19 cases from the initial 42 to 241 making the Upper East the 6th highest region in the COVID-19 case counts in the country. This latest development is causing fear and panic among the populace throughout the region.”


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