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The Ahafo Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Boakye Boateng has debunked information circulating on social media that the Ahafo region has recorded its first positive case of COVID-19 in the Tano South Municipality of the region.

Briefing GBC’s Radio Ghana about the issue in an interview, Dr Boakye Boateng said, the person in question was tested in the Ashanti region and traveled to Derma to visit his relatives before the results of the test came in as positive.

He said contact tracing in addition to the enhanced surveillance and testing in the Region has started.

On Thursday, the 13 of May 2020, information that the Ahafo region had recorded its very first case of COVID-19 in the Tano South Municipality one week after the Bono region recorded its imported first case has been circulating on social media.

The reports had it that a 20-year-old visited his relatives in Derma in the Tano South Municipality of the Ahafo region while he was under self-quarantine, whilst awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test he had in the Asante Region.

Explaining further in a telephone interview, the Ahafo Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Boakye said, the case is an imported case and cannot be described as the Ahafo Region’s first case.

He said, so far about 28 contacts have been traced and would be tested soon.

Dr. Boateng indicated the person in question is in isolation at the Techimentia hospital although he is not showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Story Filed By: Daniel Donkor

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