Covid-19: Military men had to force sick Chinese national to the hospital who later tested positive - A/R Health Director
Ashanti Regional Health Director Emmanuel Tenkorang has disclosed that armed military and police personnel had to use force to get a Chinese national to the hospital after showing symptoms of the deadly coronavirus.
The Chinese later tested positive and is currently in isolation receiving medical attention under armed guard.
Mr Tenkorang today at a press conference said this should have been confidential but he had to let the public know.
The Chinese national who tested positive is one of the 24 persons who have contracted the virus in Ghana.
People in Atonsu and Kyereapatre fear for their lives, they say the Chinese national is in charge of a company and once he has been infected he could have passed it on to his workers but Mr Tenkorang allayed their fears.
The Chinese national is said to be a 27-year old man who travelled outside Ghana but returned a few days ago but showed symptoms of the virus.
The resident noticed and told officials but he did not agree to get a test and it had to take the effort of the military and armed policemen to get him to the hospital where he later tested positive.