The government has provided 5,000 Personal Protective Equipment, PPEs to frontline media workers.
The PPEs are to help them to be protected against Covid-19 during their work.
The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah made this known at a press briefing today. The Minister said the PPEs are being provided after the leadership of media groups in the country asked the president for it.
He added that the PPEs will made available to the leadership for onward distribution to the workers.
“The Government of Ghana acting through the Ministry of Health and Information has availed PPEs to be distributed to frontline media workers to assist their work, we have made available as from today approximately 5,00 pieces of PPEs. The package will be delivered to GJA, NMC and leadership of state media for onward distribution.”
Backlog of cases
The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, KCCR is expected to by Thursday clear the backlog of COVID-19 test samples at the facility.
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research has cleared its backlog of test samples.
After all the backlog has been cleared the testing centres in the country will be able to deliver results of the samples in 24 hours.
Speaking at the Information Ministry’s press briefing today, Professor William Kwabena Ampofo, Head of Virology Department of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research said by Thursday the KCCR should be done with the rest of the samples.
“The 1, 892 samples awaiting testing, it was 3,500 yesterday. We expect that by Thursday the backlog will be done.”