About 804 individuals who were part of 1,030 travellers in mandatory quarantine have joined their families, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.
The remaining 121 he said, are in the process of being released.
“I want to thank all of them and their families and loved ones for their understanding and co-operation with the stringent procedures that Government was forced to deploy in the public interest,” President Akufo-Addo said in a live televised broadcast to the nation.
He added that 79 persons out of the total number of 1,030 were initially found to be positive, and appropriate arrangements were made for their isolation and treatment.
“Subsequently, after 12 further days of quarantine, 26 other persons were found to be positive as a result of their second test, bringing the total number of those found to be positive to 105, all of whom have been isolated for treatment,” he observed.
Lockdown extension to be decided next week
Akufo-Addo indicated that his government will determine whether or not to extend the lockdown imposed on parts of the country next week.
He said, the decision will largely be based on the results of the over 19,000 tests that have been conducted due to the enhanced contact tracing exercise.
“The decision of the government on the matter will be driven by science and available data.”
The president noted that 15,385 out of 19,276 contact persons had been reached through the enhanced contact tracing and their samples have been taken.
“[This] will determine our future terms of action,” he stressed.