Photo taken on March 30,2020 shows the empty street with multiple shops closed on the first lockdown day in Accra, capital of Ghana. (Xinhua/Seth)
Health screening teams in Ghana will start mass testing of residents for the COVID-19 in communities under lockdown.
ACCRA, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Health screening teams in Ghana will start mass testing of residents for the COVID-19, a senior presidential advisor has said.
The testing teams will visit homes in all affected areas locked down in the government's efforts to contain and curb the spread of the virus in the country.
Nsiah Asare, the presidential advisor on health, said any household with a member testing positive would also be quarantined.
He, therefore, urged the general public to cooperate with the health screening teams that would come to their homes for this exercise.
"We won't wait until a person has developed symptoms before testing. We are going to test and test and test," the former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service said.
As of Monday, Ghana has confirmed 152 COVID-19 cases with two recovered, five dead. ■