The Ghana Federation of Labour (GFL) wants a mass COVID-19 testing exercise to be undertaken in Tema in order to quickly detect persons who have been infected with the coronavirus.
This call comes after 533 workers of a fishing processing company in the Tema Fishing Harbour enclave were found to be positive of the virus.
The 533 workers were infected after one of their colleagues contracted the virus.
Speaking to UniversNews, the General Secretary of the Federation, Abraham Koomson expressed worry over the matter.
He said that the development must prompt the government to reimpose a lockdown of some areas which have been identified as hotspots.
Abraham Koomson believes that, this, when done, will go a long way in containing the spread of the virus.
“Greater Accra has a problem but they should be able to identify areas where these cases are coming from so that they can isolate and find a way of carrying out mass testing and effective isolation” he said.
Ghana has, as of Wednesday May 13, recorded 5,530 cases of the virus with 674 recoveries.
24 persons have, however, succumbed to the disease.
Thirteen of the country’s sixteen regions have so far been hit.
Greater Accra Region – 4,204
Ashanti Region – 788
Central Region – 192
Eastern Region – 99
Western Region – 61
Western North Region – 57
Volta Region – 34
Upper East Region – 26
Oti Region – 24
Upper West Region – 21
Northern Region – 19
North East Region – 2
Bono Region – 1
Savannah Region – 0
Ahafo Region – 0
Bono East Region – 0
Story by: Phebe Yayra Tibu | universnewsroom.com