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The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa, has disclosed all its nine confirmed coronavirus cases are imported ones.

According to Dr Letsa, the identified patients include six illegal immigrants from Nigeria, a pregnant woman from Ashaiman who came to deliver and two persons from Accra which include a gentleman who was posted to the accounting department of a health facility in the area.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem, Monday, he explained they are all in quarantine, healthy and responding to treatment.


“The six Nigerians were detected after they were put on government’s mandatory quarantine but there were no initial symptoms,” he said.

He said it was unfortunate three of them; Ghanaians have no idea of coming into contact with any known case, adding contact tracing has, however, begun.

Meanwhile, Ghana has so far confirmed 566 coronavirus cases with 292 reported from the routine surveillance, 159 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.

In all, 10 out of the 16 regions – Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West have so far reported cases.