No staff tested positive for Covid-19 – NIA

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has demised media reports that some of its staff have been infected the dreaded Covid-19 virus during the Ghana Card registration exercise.

Reports were rife on social media and other news portals indicating three (3) field staff of the NIA tested positive for the disease in the Eastern region after 31 new cases of the Coronavirus were recorded.

A press release signed by ACI. Francis Palmdeti, Head of Cooperate Affairs of the NIA said no NIA staff nor registration official were involved in the those cases.

“Out of the 32 cases, 31 are Indian nationals working for AFcON, an Indian railway company. All 31 Indians reside at the company’s camp at kpong in the Eastern Region,”

Mr. Palmdeti stated.

He added “The one (1) other person who has tested positive is a Ghanaian citizen living at Begoro in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region.

“This person is a local farmer, and has no connection to the NIA as a stafi, a registration official or any other capacity whatsoever.”

He therefore urged the public to disregard such misinformation indicating that they are absolutely false.

However, Ghana’s Covid-19 cases as at Sunday, 12th April hit 566, 8 deaths in 10 regions out of 16.


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