Ten (10) inmates of the Ashaiman Police Station have all tested positive of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These inmates have, however, been isolated from the others at the cells.
According to Adom FM Reporter, Maame Esi who reported on the incidence on the Midday News today, health officials from the Ashaiman Health Directorate came to conduct a routine test on the inmates, and the result came out positive for the disease. This has compelled the Authorities to beef up precautionary measures at the station.
“It is very true, I have just been informed by the Police Commander that they have received test results that indicate that at least ten (10) of the inmates here have tested positive of the disease. Two weeks ago, health officials from Ashaiman came to take samples from inmates here for testing. The results came on 8th May and indicated that ten of them have the disease.
“They have since beefed up measures here. They have placed veronica bucket here for people to wash their hands regularly and barricaded the police counter so that if you come to make a complaint, you won’t get that close to the officer. Every police officer here that I saw is on a nose mask as well,” the Reporter disclosed in that interview which was monitored by www.westernghnews.com.
The Reporter revealed that the Ashaiman Police Command has alerted the National Headquarters on the development and are awaiting feedback to determine the next steps of actions to take. She added that personnel at the station are yet to be tested to know the extent of the spread of the disease.
“They have not started testing Police officers for now, and so they cannot confirm whether some of the Police personnel have it or not. But they are expecting to undertake the testing of police personnel soon,” Adom FM Reporter, Maame Esi revealed.
Some inmates are however also still present at the cells. The Reporter confirmed that standing at the Charge Office, she saw about two people who had come to the doorstep of the police station but cannot tell how many inmates thee are there.