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SHOCKING: Mattresses and other items stolen at the Wa-South COVID-19 isolation centre.

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From the 12th day of March 2020 when Ghana recorded its first two cases, Government together with Ministry of health and its agencies have put together measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Some of which includes observing social distance, wearing of nose mask and also building an isolation Centers among others.

The Upper West regional Capital, Wa also benefited from these isolation centers but Information reaching us indicates that, the WA South Municipal isolation centre has been broken into. The report is that on the morning of Friday, June 12, 2020, these thieves broke into the isolation center and stole items belonging to the isolation center such as, Mattresses, that the patients slept on, a 48 inch Flat screen television among others.

In an interview with Mr. John Maakpe, a member of the Public Health Unit at WA on the Anopa Bosuo Show, he confirmed that “the thieves managed to break in, took 48” inches flat screen television and a double bed mattress”. He added that as at now, they don’t have any patient with covid19 issue at their isolation Centre but they have so far recorded 22 persons in all. Out of the total number recorded, 21 have fully recovered and the other one is at WA Regional Hospital responding to treatment.

He expressed his fear over the incidence since it can lead to the spread of the virus, “For now, we are scared and worried about the stolen items which is the mattress because the person can contract the COVID-19 through the mattress and spread it to the innocent ones in the community and the country

He concluded by revealing that the case has been reported to the Police in Wa South for further investigation and actions.

Written by: Yaa Nyarko Sarkodie

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