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‘Kayaye’ and one other on the run after testing positive for the novel Coronavirus

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Two persons are on the run after testing positive for the novel coronavirus at Old Fadama, a suburb of Accra.

These individuals, who were confirmed to have been infected by the virus are yet to be reached by contact tracers three days after confirmation of their status.

Contact tracers have encountered difficulties convincing the patients to comply with isolation protocols and have since fled the neighbourhood since their test results came in on Monday, April 6, 2020.

“It was really difficult getting them so they called in security to help but since then, these persons have been away from the community.

Each time they call, they either ignore or pick up and say they are far away from the area,” head of JoyNews’ Health Desk, Fred Smith said on the Midday News.

The number of Covid-19 cases in Ghana stand at 378 with six deaths recorded so far since the onset of the pandemic. The recent increase in the figures according to authorities, is as a result of enhanced testing following the announcement of a lockdown in Accra, Kasoa, Tema and Kumasi.

According to Fred Smith who was with the team, of the two new carriers, one is a female head porter, popularly known as ‘Kayayo’ who shared a single room with 15 others including three children.

“That has been a challenge for the contact tracers and the security team on the ground.”

With no evidence of travel history, it is unclear how these carriers got infected, pointing to a possible case of community transmission.

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