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KATH closes down Paediatric Emergency Unit after staff tests positive for COVID-19

MyNewsGh source at The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has confirmed that its Paediatric Emergency Unit(PEU) has been closed down and has directed 40 and of its staff and their families to self-quarantine after they came into contact with patients who have tested positive

According to our source, the first group of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Staff that went into self-quarantine was as a result of a staff of the hospital testing positive for the deadly virus.

The second group of staff that have been asked to self-quarantine are staff who attended to a patient who was transferred from the Tafo Government hospital and stayed on admission for four days before it was detected that the patient was COVID-19 positive.

The staff who are quarantined for two weeks have been directed to liaise with the Child Health COVID response team where their samples will be taken for testing.

The management of the hospital has also taken some measures including the closing of the Paediatric Emergency Unit to new cases for one week which opening will be subjected to review.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s cases shot up by 550 making all the cases 2719 total with 294 people recovered while the death toll sits at 18 in the latest update by the Ghana Health Service.

The government through the Information Minister have said by Thursday, the government will start announcing new cases because currently, the testing centres are working on finishing the backlog that existed as a result of the enhanced contact tracing.


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