The world was taken aback in the wake of the novel pandemic commonly referred to as Covid-19. Medical practitioners around the world have been working around the clock to provide solution to this illness which is taking many to their early graves.
Many countries are helping with their medical staffs and Ghana has extended its arms to help other countries battle this novel virus. It is been reported that some of the Ghanaian nurses have tested positive to the deadly virus.
Nine nurses and twelve other people who arrived in Barbados from have tested positive for Covid-19 after tests conducted on them. Dr. Kenneth George, who is the Chief Medical Officer made he announcement on CBC TV during a live media conference. He said 248 tests were conducted, with the fore mentioned testing positive.
Dr. Kenneth said all those who arrived were asymptomatic and “are likely to be in the recovery phase”, with one person’s indicator pointing to the acute phase. Those who tested positive were put into isolation.
Dr. Kenneth said, the Ghanaian nurses who arrived in Barbados on Thursday, July 30, 2020, through a chartered flight, went into a 14-day quarantine as was reported in the Weekend Nation. They were made up of 49 women and 46 men, who have signed on to assist with healthcare in the Caribbean country of Barbados.
These willing nurses met the Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, newly installed Minister of Tourism and International Transport Senator Lisa Cummins and Executive Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland, with salutes and elbow bumps.
The Health Minister said their arrival has long been awaited and that they were glad they had finally arrived to assist. He further added that the nurses will be working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other healthcare centers.