Compulsory house-to-house testing for coronavirus begins in Ayawaso West today

The Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly (AWMA) will begin house-to-house testing for the deadly coronavirus in all communities within the municipality from Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

According to the Assembly, the municipality has been identified as a hotspot for the virus, the reason the house-to-house testing campaign has been rolled out.

The campaign will span some ten days and will cover areas such as Legon, Dzorwulu, East Legon, West Legon, Okponglo, Abelenkpe, Roman Ridge, Airport Residential and surrounding areas.

Already, a Covid-19 contact tracing of all persons who have come into contact with confirmed Covid-19 patients has started.

“Over 100 health personnel and security agencies (police, Immigration and National Security) would be deployed into the communities within the Municipality to carry out the exercise,” the Assembly said in a statement.

Ghana has recorded 161 confirmed cases of the coronavirus with 5 deaths and 31 recoveries as of Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Accra and Tema in the Greater Accra Region and Kumasi in the Ashanti Region are among areas that have recorded significant numbers of coronavirus infections.

Most of the communities in these areas have since been placed under lockdown to restrict the movement of people and enhance social distancing.