The District Chief Executive Officer for the Kwahu Afram Plains South District in the Eastern Region, Mr. George Ofori has stated that all the suspected cases of Covid19 in the District tested negative.
He made this known in an interview with aframplainsstories.com on Friday, April 24.
“There were some suspected cases of Covid19 in the District some few weeks ago and samples were taken and sent to Accra for testing. The results all proved to be negative” he said.
Explaining into detail where the various cases were suspected, he said two were voluntary testing with the others being new individuals in the communities.
“One health worker at Maame Krobo and a lady from Kyeame-Kissi showed some symptoms that were similar to those of Covid19. To be on the safer side, they opted for voluntary testing and quarantined themself until the results came out. The other three who happened to be people who travelled into the various communities were also interviewed by the Disease Control Team together with the Ghana Police Service. They all turned up to be negative” he added.
The DCE continued to mentioned that the District Assembly is doing its best in making sure a Covid19 case won’t be recorded in the District.
“We have done a lot as a district and we are still doing more to see to it that no Covid19 case is recorded in the District. We have done public education in almost all the communities, provided veronica buckets, hand sanitisers, liquid soaps and tissues to various institutions and at vantage points” he added.
Answering questions on measured taken to prevent the spread of the pandemic at the various entery points of the District, he said there have been provisions and measures put in place.
“Look at Ekye for instance, there are teams of health workers who screens and check the temperature of individuals as they enter the District. Veronica buckets, soaps and tissue papers have also been provided. Even though there were times people were not observing the safety precautions, we are working on enforcing those rules” he said.
It would be recalled that, there were rumours of suspected Covid19 cases in the Kwahu Afram Plains South District some few weeks ago. As it stands now, Ghana has recorded a total number of 1279 cases with a total of 10 deaths and 134 recoveries. The Eastern Region has recorded a total of 56 Covid19 cases.