Wed. May 27th, 2020

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How Ghana factory worker infected over 500 with COVID-19

Agency report

One factory worker at a fish processing plant in Ghana have infected 533 of his colleagues with the coronavirus, according to the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo.

According to a report by the CNN, all the 533 of them contracted the virus from one worker at the factory in the port city of Tema, Akufo-Addo said in a public address on Sunday.

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The factory infection was detected from a backlog of 921 samples collected for testing last month that health officials just reported, Akufo-Addo said.

He did not give further details about the operations or measures to be taken about the situation.

The mass infection at the facility brings the total number of confirmed cases in Ghana to 4,700 with 22 people deaths since the virus was reported in the country in March.

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