Suspected COVID-19 case at Abutiakope, Keta

Report from the COVID-19 Rapid Response Team of the Keta Municipal Assembly confirmed one suspected COVID- 19 case at Abutiakope in the Keta Municipality.

On Tuesday, April 2, 2020 at around 9:30am, five fishermen from Abutiakope went for finishing at sea and met a Korean Fishing Vessel, which happened to be at deep sea for about 30 days before the closure of Ports by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana.

The aforementioned vessel contained a sick person, who is a Ghanaian from Apam in the Central Region of Ghana and was suffering from Fever according to the Keta Municipal Hospital.

The Keta Municipal Health Directorate recommended that since travelling history of the patient was not properly known and with the symptom of Fever and abnormal body temperature, his blood sample be taken to the Noguchi in Accra for a test to be conducted for COVID-19.

The test result is still pending. The five fishermen were also put under mandatory quarantine for 14 days and also pending the result of the suspected patient.

The Keta Municipal Assembly wishes to assure the good people of Keta and its environs to remain resolute as we wait for the test result from Noguchi, Accra.

The patient is a Ghanaian coming from Apam but not a Chinese as speculated on the social media. Kindly be informed also that there is no recorded COVID-19 case in the Keta Municipality since there no evidence to prove same now.

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