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COVID -19: All contacts traced at University of Ghana tested negative


COVID -19: All contacts traced at University of Ghana tested negative

The University of Ghana was one of the first communities to first record coronavirus cases in Ghana with one of its students testing positive.

The university subsequently closed down while quarantining all its members who had contact with the patient for 14 days. The Registrar has today announced that all the students who were quarantined tested negative.

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The message was contained in an email broadcasted to all students and staff sighted by


“The University of Ghana is pleased to inform members of the university community and the public that all the University’s primary contacts (students and staff) of the reported COVID-19 patient from the University have tested negative for the coronavirus after going through the mandatory 14-day period of quarantine” the statement read.

Eighty-two (82) students and twelve (12) employees were identified as primary contacts. Seventy-four (74) of the primary contacts (students) who were present on campus at the time the University received information about the COVID-19 case, were asked to self-quarantine on campus to avoid the risk of community spread. The remaining eight who had already left the campus for their homes, as well as the employees, were advised by the UG-ERT and the NCTT to self-quarantine at home.

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SB Bitian is a Freelance Writer. Favorite quote: "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all" - Ecclesiastes 9:11

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