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Bolgatanga Hospital maternity unit to be closed down after pregnant woman tested positive for COVID-19

By Mutala Yakubu
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The entire maternity unit of the Bolgantaga Hospital will be closed down on April 6, 2020, for disinfection.

This unit includes the Newborn Care Unit (NCU). The closure comes as a result of a pregnant woman who tested positive for COVID-19 having earlier being admitted to the unit.

That was the first case of the deadly COVID-19 reported in the Upper East Region.

Upper East Regional Minister, Tangoba Abayage in a news conference said the pregnant woman diagnosed with COVID-19 in the region is in good condition.

READ ALSO: Ghana's COVID-19 case count now 214

Upper East Region on Friday, April 3, recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19 involving “a 33-year-old woman with no travel history out of the country.”

According to the Minister, the woman had travelled to the Western Region for a week and returned to Bolgatanga on 27/03/2020.

Ghana’s cases now stand at 214 with five deaths and three recoveries. The Upper West, Eastern Region and Upper East regions have all recorded one case each.

President Akufo-Addo on April 4, 2020, extended the closure of Ghana's borders by another 2 weeks. The 2 weeks partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi is still in place.

The President is expected to give an address on the progress of the 2 weeks partial lockdown directive as today marks one week.