The Akatsi South District of the Volta Region has recorded its first COVID-19 positive case.
Dr George Nyarko, the Akatsi South District Director of Health Services, who confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency, said the test of a male patient came out positive after his specimen was sent to the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) for testing.
He said the male patient, a tiler who worked with a German national in Accra, came to Akatsi some weeks ago.
Dr Nyarko said the patient came to the Akatsi District Hospital for screening for the novel coronavirus disease after returning from Accra without any severe symptoms.
He said a special team for handling suspected cases of the virus quickly put him in isolation when he reported at the Hospital.
“He is currently quarantined in a family house in Akatsi Tatorme where he would soon be transferred to Ho for further medical attention,” he added.
Dr Nyarko said nurses who came into contact with him were being prepared for some “clinical procedures” and that contact tracing would also begin very soon.
He assured the public to remain calm as professionals managed to contain the spread of the virus and asked for strict adherence to all safety protocols.