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Seven persons arrested for breaching COVID-19 lockdown test positive in Adenta

Seven persons who were arrested in the Adentan Municipality in the Greater Accra Region during the lockdown have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Citi FM reported that they were part of a group of 42 persons who were arrested for breaching the lockdown directive in Accra.

President Akufo-Addo placed Accra, Kasoa, Tema and Kumasi under a three-week partial lockdown on March 27 to curb the spread of the virus. It was lifted on April 19.

Subsequent to this, 37 police officers and 15 cell inmates of the Adentan Police Station were isolated at the Police Hospital after being tested as part of contact tracing efforts.

Municipal Chief Executive of Adentan, Alexander Nii Adumuah indicated that the assembly had taken the necessary precautionary action because of the circumstances.

“The team got to the place and did their necessary test and found that some of the people were positive. It was reported to me. We got to the place. We had all the people; about 20 or 30 policemen were tested.”

“The Adentan Municipal Assembly has also sent a team to disinfect the place,” he indicated.

The relevant courtrooms are also expected to be disinfected and its personnel also tested for the coronavirus pandemic.

Ghana’s total case count as of April 27, 2020, stood at 1,550 with 155 recoveries. 11 mortalities have also been recorded.

Out of the 1,550 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, the Greater Accra Region has recorded 1,347 cases, making it the region with the highest number of infections in Ghana.

Ashanti Region is the second with 69 cases whiles the Eastern Region comes third with 57 cases.

A total of 810 people were arrested by the Ghana Police Service during the partial lockdown of parts of the country.

Over 400 out of 810 were granted bail by various courts.

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