Just In: Two Niger nationals arrested in Accra test positive for coronavirus

Two Niger nationals who were arrested by Ghana Police in Accra for breaching lockdown have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

According to police, the two, who were stopped while they were on board a taxi cab with their luggage, could not give tangible reasons for their movement, sparking suspicion hence their arrest.

Further investigations by police triggered a medical test on them at the Ridge Hospital. Their results came out COVID-19 positive.

Ghana Police Service made this announcement via their Facebook page.


Two nationals of Niger were on 5th April, 2020 quarantined in the “custody” of the Accra District Police cells in isolation, on suspicion of carrying the coronavirus COVID-19, yet defying the law on imposition on restrictions.

The two were confirmed positive on 10th April 2020 and have been taken over by the COVID-19 National Treatment Centre today, 13th April 2020. The police facility has been fumigated. No Police Officer came into contact with the two. However, every neccessary step has been taken by police medical and health teams regarding any likelihood of transmission to any officer.

The public is reminded to continue to cooperate with the Police and Security Services to help curb the spread of the COVID-19. Stay home and stay safe, as we keep the frontline.

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