"Multiple Kuwait returnees tested positive for coronavirus" - Ghana Health Service

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says some of the over 200 Ghanaians who returned from Kuwait over the weekend have tested positive for coronavirus.

Director of Public Health at the Service, Dr Badu Sakordie during a press briefing on Thursday said he has been informed that some of the returnees have tested positive but will wait for official confirmation of the exact number.

“There are indications that some of them have tested positive. We will follow up and when we have the full report, we will share appropriately,” he said.

Prior to this, tests conducted on the returnees by Kuwaiti health officials were negative.

The Director of Media and Communications for Operation Covid-19 safety, Osei Bonsu Dickson who revealed this to JoyNews when they arrived in Ghana on Saturday, May 23, however, indicated that another round of tests would be conducted on them.

They are the first batch of citizens resident abroad who have applied to be brought back home following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

They arrived via a special chattered flight at the cost of the Kuwaiti government and are on a 14-day mandatory quarantine as screening and tests are carried out.

Source: Naa Sakwaba Akwa