Six novel coronavirus patients out of the 9 cases recorded in the Volta Region entered the country illegally. They were foreigners who entered the country illegally to seek assylum from the deadly virus.
All six persons out of the nine are Nigerians who came to Ghana via unapproved routes along the Ghana-Togo border which is nearer to Aflao.
The Ketu South Municipal Assembly noted in a statement
“They were apprehended and have been under mandatory quarantine for the past fourteen days. Efforts are being made through the Ministry of National Security for their repatriation to their home country.”
The Ketu residents were also encouraged to stay calm and practice social distancing.
“The number of recorded cases should not alarm you but rather give you hope that pragmatic measures put in place to quarantine these individuals have yielded positive results.”
“Those who had contact with them are therefore advised to quickly try to self-isolate while we continue to contact trace to identify all those who might have come into contact with them,” the assembly concluded.
The 3 other person’s among the nine are Ghanaians. They are a 48 year old man, a 32 year old man and a pregnant lady of 22 years.
The three Ghanaians were noted of not having any known contacts with COVID-19 patients before being infected.
The young lady returned to her hometown from Ashaiman, the 32 years old man went back to his hometown from Tema whiles the 48 years old man came back from Accra to Ho, the assembly noted.
So far Ghana has recorded a total of 566 positive COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths and 4 recoveries with 2 persons in critical conditions.
The Greater Accra Region has the most cases with 452; the Ashanti Region, 49, Eastern Region, 32, Northern Region, 10, Volta Region 9, Upper West Region, 7, Upper East Region, 4, North East Region, 1, Western Region, 1 and the Central Region 1.