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9 more nurses test positive for COVID-19

 

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The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives’ Association (GRNMA) has said nine more nurses and midwives have tested positive for COVID-19,This takes the number from 32 to 41 with one death, the GRNMA said, adding that 288 others have also been quarantined countrywide.

According to the GRNMA, the numbers do not include members at the COVID-19 treatment centres, adding that a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and infections from patients for the outbreak contribute to the staggering figure.

“What is more interesting is that those that have been infected are not at the Covid-19 treatment centers, they are those at the periphery,” explained the General Secretary of the Association, Dr David Tenkorang Twum.

“We believe that government has a responsibility of providing the necessary logistics in terms of PPE and not focusing at the isolation centres but decentralising the items to even the peripheries”, adding: “But we are talking to our members to practise the universal precautions of infection prevention,” Dr Tenkorang told Accra-based Joy FM.

Source: ClassFMonline.com

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