Information gathered by DGN Online indicates that a prison officer at the Tamale Central Prison has tested positive for Covid-19.
This follows a random testing exercise launched by the northern regional health directorate.
The exercise started with vendors and inmates of the Tamale Central Prison.
The random testing is expected to give the directorate a fair idea of the level of the virus in the region.
The Northern Regional Health Director, Dr. John B. Eleeza, who confirmed the incident to DGN Online said the officer traveled to Accra before the result came out.
He however revealed that the authorities at the Ghana Prison Service were informed and the officer is currently under going treatment in Accra.
“They are taking care of the officer at their level in Accra.”
This positive case is part of the 36 cases recorded in the Northern Region with one death.