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Covid-19: Six police officers test positive in Central Region

About six police personnel and two Community Protection Assistants have tested positive for Coronavirus in the Central Region.

The personnel according to authorities picked the infection from work-related duties such as operations.

Confirming the incident to the media in a short ceremony to officially launch the Central Region Nationwide Police Facilities Disinfection by Zoomlion, the Central Regional Police Commander, COP Paul Manly Awini said, two of the said officers have recovered and have now tested negative.

He said the others are currently receiving treatment at an isolation center. and that the command is implementing measures to keep their personnel safe.

“As officers we are observing all the COVID-19 protocols in the performance of our duties. This is because a lot of people come here,” he said.

“The citizenry always come here to lodge complaints; we are still handling cases, and going to court as well,” the police commander said.

About 104 police facilities in the area expected to be disinfested and disinfected by Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) in the Central Region.

The exercise, which will last for five days, is part of measures by the Ghana Police Service to fight and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

It is a collaboration between the Police Administration and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, and it will cover the police training school, police stations, markets, offices, cells and barracks in the region.

On his part, the Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan charged the Interior Minister to conduct such exercises by disinfecting all police and Prisons facilities quarterly.

Touching on the reopening of schools, Mr. Duncan suggested that, government should allow the third years to return to school.

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