4 inmates in Asamankese police cells within the Eastern region have examined positive for Covid-19.
The Lower West Akyem Municipal Health Director, Dr. Samuel Boateng confirmed the cases to JoyNews’ Edwin Kofi Siaw.
In accordance with him, the inmates have been confirmed positive after their samples have been taken when health officers embarked on a disinfection exercise of the Asamankese police station a couple of weeks ago.
“Sure the story is true. We decided to take the samples of the 10 inmates when Zoomlion was undertaking a disinfection exercise of the police station.
“After the exams, 4 out of the number tested positive for Covid-19. They’ve been isolated in the female cell which is presently not holding any inmates,” he added.
All of the cases, he says, are asymptomatic and have all been quarantined within the female cell.
The municipality recorded its first case in April this 12 months after a 34-year lady was confirmed positive at Pabi, a suburb of Asamankese.
She has since been declared recovered and discharged.
The Eastern region presently has 235 confirmed cases of the virus.