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CORONAVIRUS!! 20 Suspected Cases Reported At Korle Bu Registration Centre

Naa Ayorkor Laryea

July. 01, 2020

 20 people out of the number that showed up at a registration centre for the new voter's Id card at one of the polling stations around Korle bu have reportedly been isolated fears of coronavirus.
 Whiles checking the temperatures of the voters, one of the health personnel Rabiatu Braimah separate such persons from the queue before alerting a higher authority.
“We had about 20 cases, they were having very high temperatures so we isolated them and asked them questions. About five of them were ill, even though they were trying to hide it.
Others were coughing, clear signs of headaches and running nose…so we spoke to our bosses and the reinforcement team and all 20 were taken to the polyclinic at Korle Bu,” she explained.
According to Rabiatu, the suspected people have been isolated at the nursing station ‘so they don’t feel stigmatised.’
She then advised the police to enforce the wearing of mask directive.
Before the entire exercise started there had been fears of a possible spread of community infections as a result of large gatherings.
Out of which the electoral commission assured that they had put in place the appropriate measures to avert the spread.
Some registration centres had to deal with people failing to adhere to the safety protocols advised by the Health Ministry.
Many applicants  appeared at Registration centre’s were seen without nose masks as they were  engaging each other in a chit – a- chat to ward off the boredom.
At the ECG Cluster registration centre near the Achimota Melcom in Accra, as well as the Osikani Video Registration Centre at Accra New Town, there was a flagrant disregard for social distancing protocols and the wearing of face masks.
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