Some suspected criminals in police cells in the Greater Region have tested positive for coronavirus, the Accra Regional Police Commander DCOP Fred Adu-Anim has revealed.
He told journalists Saturday suspects in their cells who tested positive for the deadly virus have since been isolated.
“We have tested some of the policemen and we are waiting for the results,” he said during a cleanup exercise at the Accra Regional Police Headquarters by Zoomlion which also saw the company disinfect the place.
The Ghana Police Service on Wednesday partnered the waste management giants, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, to undertake a massive fumigation and disinfection of all police facilities and installations across the country.
Dubbed ‘Police-Zoomlion National Disinfection and Fumigation Exercise,’ the project will see all the six police training schools in the country, police stations and cells, barracks and their offices among other facilities.
Commenting on the Saturday’s exercise, head of Corporate Communication for Jospong, owners of Zoomlion, Sophia Lissah, said disinfection and fumigation project was critical because the police are among the fontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus in Ghana.
“Greater Accra Region has 14 divisions and this is one of them. Today all the divisions are undertaking this exercise but the disinfestation is happening at just this centre where we have the cells, the striking force etc…but then the other areas will be scheduled for next week” she said.
She said the project is quite unique because “aside the officers, you realise that they are all together; the police, the inmates at the cells, the family (of the police), they all live together in one community so if one has it, it becomes a bit pricey; you can’t tell what will happen so it is key for us that as we are doing this, we are looking at all the people here”.