The Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Emmanuel Kofi Dzotsi has revealed that the region as at the end of July recorded 5 new cases of Covid-19. The director added that the cases are being managed at the regional treatment center in Bolgatanga.
While calling on the public to continue adhering to all the Covid-19 safety protocols, which include regular handwashing with soap under running water, hand sanitizer usage, physical distancing, wearing a mask, Dr. Dzotsi said all the response measures in the region have been activated to stem the spread of the virus.
He said, “We have activated all our response measures to ensure that we will not record high cases as before. I want to take this opportunity to inform the public that the resurgence of Covid-19 is real. Every citizen should adhere to all the safety measures”.
While assuring the public of the directorate’s preparedness to help fight the pandemic, the regional health director reminded transport operators and religious unions of their mandate to constantly put in all safety measures to reduce the spread of the virus.
Dr. Dzotsi spoke to the media during the 13th Biennial General Meeting and Scientific Session of the Ghana Registered Midwives Association held in Bolgatanga.
The Upper East Region can now boast of 3 Covid-19 testing centers located at the Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga, War Memorial Hospital in Navrongo, and the Presbyterian Hospital in Bawku.
But the director said these centers are not well resourced to detect the new variant and samples for the 5 new cases detected have been sent to Accra for further testing to determine the type of Covid-19.