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Covid-19 delta variants: Old Tafo health directorate sensitizes, screen market women and traders.

The Ghana Health Services through the Old Tafo Municipal Health Directorate in the Ashanti Region is urging the public to continue to follow social distancing measures, wear masks and take other precautions over concern about the spread of the Delta variant.

Delta variant is a new wave of covid-19 with cases been recorded in Ghana that have at least infected 136 students in a high school, according to Ghana Health Services on Sunday.

At a public Surveillance and health screening exercise at Pankrono and Tafo markets in the Ashanti Region, the Municipal Director of Health Services, Madam Faustina Osei Mensah advised the market women to go in for regular medical check-ups to reduce risk of disease infections and to early detect potential life threatening health diseases.

She also urged them to follow prescribed medicine and eschew self medication to improve their health conditions.

Madam Faustina Osei Mensah urging traders at the market to maintain healthy diet, healthy weight, and increase the level of physical activity to enhance their health status, disclosed to heroesnews.com that their next exercise will be held at Moro-market then to social keep fit clubs and Financial Institutions in the Municipality.

They were screened for, blood pressure, blood sugar, HIV, ENT and hepatitis.

Meanwhile expressing their gratefulness to the health officers the beneficiaries spoke with Rexkin Ohene Boateng and appealed to the Health Directorate to continue visit them as it will go a long way to improve the health life of the people in the Municipality.

*Throw back:*

At least 136 students in a high school have been infected with the COVID-19 Delta variant, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed on Sunday.

During the latest national COVID-19 update, 136 out of 550 samples taken among students in Achimota School came out positive, said Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, director general of the GHS.

According to him, three students from the school went to the hospital last month with symptoms of influenza, but ended up with testing positive for COVID-19.

“Subsequently, other symptomatic students and contacts were identified, listed, and also tested for COVID-19.

The majority of the students who tested positive are, however, day students.” he added.

“We are doing the strategic testing of day students so that the infection does not spill into the community,” said Aboagye.

Ghana first confirmed six cases of COVID-19 Delta variants among passengers arriving in the country on June 22.

As of Sunday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has increased to 96,317.

story source and by: Rexkin Ohene Boateng, hello fm Kumasi.

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