Braking News: Accra Technical Univerty Confirmed First COVID -19 Case

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We are writing to inform you that we learned yesterday, Monday, 22 June 2020 at 11.20 am, a member of our University Community (a National Service Personnel in an Academic Department has tested positive for COVID:19.

The personnel reported to a medical facility in her neighborhood after experiencing symptoms of fever, headache, and runny nose. After Covid-19 tests were conducted, the result was communicated to the service personnel on Sunday, 21 June 2020.

The said person is currently in isolation at a medical facility and responding well to treatment. Six colleagues who came into contact with the confirmed Covid-19 patient have been counselled, re-assured and their samples taken for laboratory testing.

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The contacts have been asked to self-Isolate while waiting for the results of the test. The University Medical team and the Safety and Health Committee are however in touch with the patient and contacts to provide the needed medical and psychological support.

The offices of the affected Department and its environs will be fumigated while contact tracing continues.

Please continue to do everything you can to stay healthy Wash your hands frequently, Wipe down surfaces, avoid touching your face whenever possible. Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm and elbow. Remember that social distancing remains the key strategy in the University response.

Members of the University Community are entreated to remain calm while adhering strictly to the published personal protection etiquettes.

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