Government has set up a quarantine centre at Tamale in the Northern Region. The centre was operationalized after news reports confirmed the arrest of 10 Guineans who have tested positive to coronavirus in Tamale.
On an Adhoc Press meeting in Accra shown on Sunday, March 29, 2020 (Face Book Live). Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu said,
“We have now created a quarantine centre at Tamale and this afternoon we have put in 10 tested positive cases. All the 10 in Tamale are foreign nationals. Information we have from the case management people is that all those who tested positive are in very good condition. They have started engaging them.”
Drones to transport blood samples
Besides, Mr. Manu indicated that plans to deploy the use of drones to test blood samples of suspected cases in areas distant from the testing centres with support from the Ghana Armed forces.
The drones, will be used in the distribution of other essential medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)
“We are also deploying the facilities with drones to start flying some of the samples and protective products. This network is seriously triggered with the support of the military and we believe we can reach anybody as quickly as we have to,” he said.