Doctors say testing levels are still low in the populous country

A nineteen year old man has died of COVID-19 in Walewale in the North East Region. The deceased is said to be a trader who travels to rural communities in the North East Region to buy cereals for sale.

The District Chief Executive for the West Mamprusi, Issahaq Aremiyaw Basintale, in a telephone interview confirmed the incident to GBC News.

According to him, the deceased was asthmatic. He disclosed that, the immediate family of the deceased has been quarantined and contact tracing has started.

 “I have ordered that, the immediate family be quarantined, and they are very willing, I have also assured them that, we will give them all the necessary support during this period.”

This is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the one year old North East Region.

Walewale is a major transit town that leads to the Sahelian region and only three-hour drive from Ghana’s Northern neighbour, Burkina Faso.

Story filed by Murtala Issah.

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