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Coronavirus: Specialist doctor at Ridge Hospital tests positive
Posted by admin on 3rd April 2020

A doctor with the Greater Accra Regional Hospital who returned from a medical conference in South Africa before Ghana went into partial lockdown, has tested positive for coronavirus, a statement from the hospital has said.

The specialist doctor self-quarantined after entering Ghana.

Tests, subsequently showed he had the virus but doing well.

The statement from the hospital said: “A specialist doctor with the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge is under self-quarantine after returning into the country from South Africa prior to the partial lockdown”.

“The doctor who left Ghana to attend a medical conference has tested positive for. This came to the fore after he had undergone the two weeks of mandatory self-quarantine”.

The coronavirus team has since been taking care of him at the self-quarantine centre and he is currently doing well.

“Management wants to state categorically that the case was not locally transmitted but rather imported from the South,” the statement added.

Apart from the specialist, no frontline staff of the hospital has contracted the virus, the hospital noted.

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