COVID-19: More Than 80% Of Tema Factory Workers Infected Have Tested Negative

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has disclosed that the 533 workers of a fish-processing factory in Tema who came in contact with the virus through a colleague are ‘fast’ responding to treatment.

He told NEAT FM in an interview on ‘Ghana Montie’ programme that majority of them have now tested negative for the deadly virus and will soon be discharged.

“If I tell you the number of recoveries in Tema, you will not believe. More than 80% of the factory workers have tested negative now,” he told host Kwesi Aboagye.

Unions call for Covid-19 mass testing in Tema companies

The Ghana Federation of Labour (GFL) and the Tema District Council of Labour (TDCL) have called for mass Covid-19 testing at industries and companies in Tema to identify and isolate asymptomatic patients.

This, they noted, would prevent the recurrence of mass infection in companies operating in the industrial cum harbour city.

The unions called for the mass testing in an interview with the Ghana News Agency after 533 out of 1,300 workers of a well-known international fish processing company located in the Tema Fishing harbour enclave tested positive to Covid-19.


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a state address on Sunday, May 10 disclosed that “it is important to stress that 533 out of the 921 new cases recorded between last Wednesday and Thursday are factory workers from a fish processing factory located in Tema. All 533 persons were infected by one person”.

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