A report by Citinewsroom.com indicates that two Nigeria nationals have tested positive after they were arrested by the police for defying lockdown orders.
According to police, the two, who were stopped while they were on board a taxi cab with their luggage, could not give tangible reasons for their movement, sparking suspicion hence their arrest.
Further investigations by police triggered a medical test on them at the Ridge Hospital.
Citi News‘ Umaru Sanda Amadu reported that, “on April 5, they [Police] found them moving with a taxi driver. The police noticed that there were inconsistencies in their answers. When asked where they were coming from, they said they came from Niger and had their luggage on them. The police took them into custody and then to the Police hospital and eventually to the Ridge Hospital where they had their samples taken.”
Their results came out COVID-19 positive.
“The police took them to a secluded holding area and on Saturday, [April 13] the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) returned with the result of their test and it turned out that they were positive,” he said.
Meanwhile, officials of the Ga East Municipal Hospital in Accra have picked up the two persons with an ambulance for treatment at the facility.