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Nkawkaw residents in shock as six months old baby contracts COVID-19

A six-month-old baby, others have been diagnosed of corona virus at Nkawkaw in the Kwahu West Municipality of the Eastern Region.

According to the Municipal Health Director, Celestine Asante, the baby tested positive and the mother tested negative of the virus.

Narrating the story at a press briefing held at the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly conference hall and broadcasted live on Delight fm a subsidiary of the Obuoba Group, Mrs. Asante said other children as young as one year and two years old have also been infected.

She said “we’re talking about a six-month-old baby, others are one and two years, and strangely their mothers tested negative. This should tell you that we have to be mindful of those we leave our babies with during these unusual times. We have to be careful in the community, especially those we ask to take care of our children.”

“The community spread is becoming an issue; we must all do our best to help stop the spread of the disease. For the adults, their age range is between 25 to 50 years. Thankfully they are all in a stable condition and most of them are asymptomatic. Our major issue now is behavioral change and we’re appealing to everyone to wear the mask. That is our surest bet now to contain the spread “she added. Giving an update on the covid-19 cases she said the municipality has recorded 30 cases with 2 recoveries and no deaths so far.

The National count now stands at 12,193 with 4,326 recoveries and 58 deaths according to the Ghana health service.

 

Source: Obuobafm.com, Ghana

Story: Kwasi Minta

Editor: KofiBoahen Dankwa

 

 

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