BREAKING: Nsuta turns ‘ghost’ town, as GMC nurse dies of COVID-19

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Nsuta, a mining community in the Western Region has turn into a ghost town after news broke of the demise of a senior community nurse of the GMC Hospital. A test result received today by management of the Ghana Manganese Company Limited (GMC) revealed that the said nurse was infected with the novel coronavirus.
A resident of the community says “everyone has since morning remained locked in their homes. The deceased was popular and attends to almost everyone that comes to the hospital.”

The hospital by an order from management has been closed down.

A notice issued by the Chief Operation Officer of the Company read; “This unfortunate incident has resulted in the immediate closure of GMC hospital and all hospital staff asked to undergo self-isolation for Covid test to be conducted.”

“Management entreats all to be calm as every effort is being made to stem the spread of the Virus within the Nsuta community” the statement added.

Staff of the company have been entreated to adhere strictly to preventive measures as health professionals do the needful to contain the situation.

“The deadly corona virus has finally found its way to the doorstep of GMC. Therefore, the need to strictly adhere to the outlined protective protocols to safeguard us against the Covid-19 pandemic can not be over-emphasized. Management will continue to monitor the situation and keep the entire workforce informed about developments and elevated measures that will be taken” a section of the statement read.

Management of GMC is scheduled to have an emergency meeting tomorrow to determine the way forward.

More coming soon….

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