Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said a worker at a fish processing plant in Tema has infected 533 colleagues with a new coronavirus. It is reported by AsiaOne.
Ghana’s health authorities reported an outbreak at an industrial site in the late evening of May 8 but did not provide details. Ill workers account for about 11.3 percent of the total number of coronavirus cases in Ghana.
“All 533 workers were infected by one person,” said later President Akufo-Addo.
He did not specify exactly how the disease spread at the plant and whether the enterprise had security measures in place.
According to Johns Hopkins University, as of May 12, 4,700 cases of coronavirus were recorded in Ghana, 22 people died, 494 were cured.
According to Rambler, an earlier leading Chinese expert on SARS and the new coronavirus, Zhong Nanshan said that one person infected with coronavirus can infect two or three more, which explains the high rate of spread of the disease.