Employee Infects 533 People With Coronavirus In Fish Factory.


An employee at a fish factory in Ghana infected 533 co-workers with coronavirus in an incident that now accounts for roughly 11 per cent of the west African country’s total recorded infections.

The unfortunate event happened at a fish processing plant in the port city of Tema last month, President Nana Akufo-Addo affirmed during a national address on Sunday night.

With more than 160,000 samples inspected, Ghana has one of the highest per capita testing rates in sub-Saharan Africa, where many countries lack the resources to test widely. The government is employing a “pool testing” strategy, which involves collectively reviewing up to 10 samples together and then only individually testing those in positive batches.

The fish factory was an isolated incident, Mr Akufo-Addo said, but warned that Ghana’s case numbers would continue to rise above the current 4,700 confirmed infections as the country accelerates testing capacity.

The President also upheld the ban on mass gatherings and the closure of schools and universities until the end of the month.

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