Goldfields Ghana records positive coronavirus case in Tarkwa

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Tue, 5 May 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The Tarkwa operations of Gold Fields Ghana (GFG) has confirmed two positive COVID-19 cases, but assured that the patients, a worker and his wife, are in stable conditions.

A press release from the mining company said it “received the test results from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research on May 3, 2020.”

The confirmed case has seen Gold Fields and the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipa’ s rapid response team begin aggressive contact tracing among the workforce and within the mine host communities.

“Samples of work colleagues who have been identified through the ongoing contact tracing exercise have been taken. These employees are also undergoing self-isolation for 14 days,” Gold Field added.

Gold Fields also indicated that it has tracked the employee’s movement over the past few weeks, and together with the municipal team are tracing other people with whom he may have come into contact within the Tarkwa community.

“We want to assured our employees, members of our host communities and the general public that they are on high alert and have activated our COVID-19 emergency response protocols to contain the spread of the virus in our operations as well as within our host communities.

Below is the press release

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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