February 26, 2024

Eastern Region is yet to record a case of coronavirus after all but one of 28 suspected cases tested negative.

The result of the one is still pending, according to the Eastern Region Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Alberta Adjabeng Biritwum-Nyarko.

But she indicated that three out of four persons are under self-isolation after being traced as in the line of contact of one of the infected patients in Accra.

“Three of them have so far tested negative and the other one returned to Accra.”

Dr Biritwum-Nyarko said so far 33 persons from coronavirus-hit countries are residing in the region.

“Samples have been taken from two, which all tested negative.

“The rest are under observation and monitoring by the District Health Directorate in their respective districts of residence across the region and shall be tested soon.”

She urged residents to remain calm and that the Service will continue to intensify preparedness and response activities and heighten surveillance in the region.

She admonished residents to take the precautionary measures seriously.

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