A Ghanaian specialist doctor has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Ridge Hospital in Ghana. The doctor had returned from South Africa days before Ghana closed its borders. The doctor tested positive after the two weeks of self-quarantine.
The doctor was in the latest group to be announced by the Ministry of Information. Currently, the country has a total number of 205 positive cases.
In a statement, Ridge Hospital indicated that:
“A specialist doctor with the Greater Accra Region Hospital, Ridge is under self quarantined 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 COVID19. This came to the fore after he had undergone the two weeks mandatory self quarantine. The COVID19 team has since been taking care of him at the self quarantine center and he is currently doing well.”
“Management of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH), Ridge is in touch with him and we will support him till he recovers. We have also put in place all other measures to ensure that all the necessary care he needs is provided.”
“Management want to state categorically that the case was not locally transmitted but rather imported from South Africa. Currently, no frontline staff has tested positive as safety measures have been put in place to ensure that no staff get affected.”
“We, therefore, wish him well and advise staff and family stay calm and support him.”