The Northern Regional Minister Salifu Sa-eed has confirmed that one of the foreigners who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus has escaped from mandatory quarantine.
MyNewsGh.com gathered that the escapee who is one of eight Guineans were put in a popular Guest House belonging to a former appointee behind the Northern Regional Coordinating Council under police guard but disappeared on Monday.
Sources at the hotel hinted this portal on Tuesday morning that it is possible the patient may have bribed her way into freedom as accounts that she scaled the fence wall of the hotel and escaped appear not to add up.
It is however gathered that two other Burkinabes who also tested positive bringing the total number of cases to 10 in the region are still locked up at the hotel while security has been stepped up.
Meanwhile, there is currently manhunt for the escapee in question believed to be hiding in some of the rural communities within the region.
As of 29th March 2020, at 10:30 hours, 11 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ghana. Ten (10) of the new cases were among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region. The 10 cases were Guinean residents who traveled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following intelligence reports. The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Ghana’s total cases now stand at 152 with five deaths.
The breakdown of cases is Accra -133 (3 dead), Northern Region, Tamale – 10 Ashanti Region – 8 (2 dead) Upper West – 1.