According to reports , every staff and health worker at the Achimota Hospital is undergoing mandatory testing for COVID-19 . This came about after 10 food vendors and three taxi cab drivers tested positive for the virus.
The recent development has compelled the management of the Achimota hospital to direct all doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other health staff to as well as the hospital community undergo mandatory tests.
According to sources within the hospital , a majority of the hospital staff buy food from the vendors while over 80 per cent of patients who visit the hospital use the Achimota taxi services.
As at now it is not clear if the Achimota hospital would be shut down to the public in the interim as the health authorities try to get a clearer picture of the extent of the infection among the people who come to the compound as staff, food vendors or taxicab operators.
According to data from the Ghana Health Service , Ghana has so far recorded 1,671 cases with eleven deaths and 188 recoveries .