Some of the Ghanaian returnees from Kuwait have tested positive to COVID-19-GHS

The Director in charge of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service Dr. Badu Sarkodie has disclosed some of the 230 Ghanaian returnees from Kuwait have tested positive to the coronavirus.

He disclosed this at a press briefing on Thursday but did not give out the number of people who have tested positive.

“The people that came from Kuwait, we are following up, they have finished with the tests of all the people that they took samples. There are indications that some of them are positive, we will follow up this and when we have the full report, we will share these reports appropriately,” Dr Sarkodie said.

The government last week received 241 Ghanaians deported from Kuwait for residing in the country illegally.

The returnees were later placed under a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

The deportees arrived on board a special chartered Kuwait Airways flight and were received at the Kotoko International Airport by the Operation Return Home joint task force which comprises the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana Police Service (GPS) the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and other stakeholders.


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