Hundreds contracted Coronavirus in fish factory from one infected individual

Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana President

 

Hundreds of factory workers at a fish processing plant in Ghana have tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's President, Nana Akufo-Addo said.

All 533 of them contracted the virus from one worker at the factory in the port city of Tema.

The factory infection was detected from a backlog of 921 samples collected for testing last month that health officials just reported, Akufo-Addo said.

He did not give further details about the operations or measures to be taken about the situation.

The mass infection at the facility brings the total number of coronavirus confirmed cases in Ghana to 4,700, with 22 deaths since the outbreak was reported in the country in March.

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Posted: 05. 11.20

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