Finance Ministry staff to work from home after COVID-19 testing

The Finance Ministry has directed its staff to work from home after they were tested for the novel coronavirus.

Results of the testing are yet to be made known to them.

A memo from the ministry noted that “staff who test positive for the virus will be informed and will receive the necessary care from appropriate health authorities designated by the Health Minister.”

“In view of the preparations towards the mid-year review of the budget, a core team of staff will work from approved location to complete the Mid-Year Review,” it added.

Meanwhile, the ministry has assured the general public that it remains committed in protecting its staff and adhering to the safety protocols.

News of businesses closing down and working from home appears to have become the norm after Ghana’s case crossed the 10,000 milestone.

Earlier, the Ghana Cocoa Board firm was hit by a significant number of COVID-19 infections, which led to the closure of its Accra offices.

GRIDCo’s Tema office also confirmed that one of its staff had tested positive.

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Limited (BOST) also closed its office after 46 employees had tested positive.

Find the statement to that effect

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