The Food and Drugs Authority says that about 39 of its staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The 39 were found to be Covid-19 positive after the FDA organized mandatory testing for 450 of its staff from the FDA Head Office, Tema Office, KIA Office and its Laboratory.
The FDA says that 38 of the infected staff have, however, recovered, with the last one still undergoing treatment.
In a statement signed by their Head of Communication and Public Education, Mr. James Lartey, the FDA said that regardless of the development, they “shall continue to effectively execute its mandate as a regulatory agency to register and enforce the importation, manufacture, distribution and sale of safe and quality products, especially PPEs, face masks, sanitizers, medicines, food as well as other medical devices which are now needed more than ever in the vital fight against Covid-19”
The FDA also indicated that since the beginning of the pandemic has created an “in- house COVID-19 Committee, tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the welfare of FDA staff as well as all its clients nationwide with respect to measures put in place for prevention and protection against COVID-19”.
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Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com