A total of 46 persons have been identified to have made contact with the 42-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 in the Upper West Region.
Blood samples of some of the traced contacts had already been taken and sent to Kumasi and Accra for testing.
Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister disclosed this in an interview with the media after supervising the fumigation exercise of the markets in Region.
In all, 110 market places including lorry stations have been fumigated in the Region.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development engaged Zoomlion Ghana Limited to carry out the mass spraying exercise as part of government’s effort to contain the spread of the virus in the country.
Dr. Bin Salih thanked the Traditional rulers and traders for their co-operation, which he said led to the success of the exercise in the Region.
He urged all to continue to observe the regular handwashing with soap under running water and the social distancing protocols among others in order to stay safe and also stop any possible spread of the virus.