9 Out Of 95 Ghanaian Nurses Sent To Barbados To Serve Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Reports currently gathered by our outfit indicates that 9 out of the 95 Ghanaian nurses sent to work in Barbados have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus as revealed by the acting Chief Medical Officer of Barbados. Dr. Kenneth George.

The acting Chief Medical Officer is a statement disclosed that the 9 are also part of the country’s 12 new cases which were recorded last Saturday indicating that “all cases are asymptomatic” at a press conference. He also stated that out of the 248 tests conducted as at Friday July 31, 12 tested positive for the virus.

Somewhere in 2019, the Government of Ghana announced that 120 Ghanaian nurses have been selected to serve in Barbados in a 2-year contract under a Human Resources Agreement between the two countries. Reports has it that the team comprised of 21 critical care nurses, 12 cardiac care nurses, 70 registered general nurses, 8 emergency room nurses, 3 ophthalmic nurses and 6 operating theatre nurses.

In line with the Covid-19 protocols in many countries, arrival travelers are mandated to take a test as part of the measures to contain the spread of the virus and also go into 14-days quarantine but it turned out that 9 of our nurses tested positive after the tests were conducted.

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