Drones to deliver PPEs as Tamale testing centre starts work

Ghana is to rely on drones to easily carry across blood and other essential products in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

A new testing centre has also been created at Tamale where ten new cases of the virus have been confirmed, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu has disclosed.

“We have now created a quarantine centre at Tamale and this afternoon we have put in 10 tested positive cases.

“All the 10 in Tamale are foreign nationals. Information we have from the case management people is that all those who tested positive are in very good condition. They have started engaging them,” he said at a news conference Sunday.

He added: “We are also deploying the facilities with drones to start flying some of the samples and protective products. This network is seriously triggered with the support of the military and we believe we can reach anybody as quickly as we have to”.

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have jumped to 152 with 10 new confirmation in Tamale as at Sunday, March 29,

The death toll still stands at five.

“Ten (10) of the new cases were among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region.

The 10 cases were Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following intelligence report. The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region,” the Ghana Health Service announced.

Ghana’s total cases now stand at 152 with five deaths.