A suspected case of Covid-19 has been recorded in Keta, a town in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region.
The suspect, aged 41 is a sailor who had been at sea for over 30 days in a fishing vessel.
Speaking to the fishermen (Six in number) who brought the man to shore on how they came in contact with the man at sea, they narrated that they went fishing at the Dawn of Thursday (April 2, 2020.) and met a fishing vessel at sea.
The men in the fishing vessel who are whites and believed to be Chinese pleaded with them to take the suspect together with some quantity of fish to the shore. That upon reaching the shore, they should sell the fish and give the money to the suspect so he can go to his hometown and they agreed.
The man who is currently in quarantine at the Keta Municipal Hospital’s holding facility’s temperature was taken and reads 39°C according to sources at the hospital.
Speaking to the medical superintendent of the Hospital, Dr. A Ekuban, she said blood samples of of the suspect have been taken and sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute to be tested for Covid-19 and they are hoping the results will be out in 24 hours.
She said the six fishermen who brought the suspect to shore are also being monitored as contacts traced and will be quarantined till the results of the test is out before other steps will be taken to have them tested or otherwise.
She called on residents of Keta Municipality to go about their normal duties without fear but urged them to adhere to the WHO and the President of Ghana’s directives of regular hand washing, frequent use of sanitizers, social distancing among others to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ghana have recorded some 204 cases of positive Covid-19 cases with 5 deaths and 3 recoveries.