Africa News Fri, 5 Jun 2020

Dozens of Ghana health workers test positive

Seventy health workers in Ghana’s central region have tested positive for coronavirus, according to health authorities.

The country has recorded more than 8,000 confirmed cases of the disease, 38 deaths and more than 3,000 recoveries.

The infected health workers are said to be asymptomatic, which means they have not shown symptoms of the virus.

The authorities say some of them did not adhere to safety protocols and got infected from the community.

The Central Region in southern Ghana has recorded more than 400 cases of the virus, and 70 of them are health workers.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has eased restrictions on religious gatherings and has opened schools for final year students despite a rise in cases. But Ghana's borders remain closed indefinitely.

Source: BBC

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