Staff of the Ministry of Finance have been directed to work from home while they wait for their COVID-19 test results.
An internal memo sent to all staff noted that those who test positive “will be duly informed and will receive the necessary care from the appropriate health authorities designated by the Ministry of Health.”
In addition, the memo said the necessary contact-tracing will be undertaken by the appropriate authorities.
The Ministry said staff will be duly-informed about the appropriate day to return to the office to work.
However, in view of the preparation toward the mid-year review of the budget, the memo noted that “a core team of staff will work from approved locations to compile the mid-year review.”
All other staff will work from home using the ministry’s approved digital channels.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s COVID-19 caseload has shot up to 21,968 after the Ghana Health Service confirmed 891 new cases, Director-General Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye told journalists at the Information Ministry’s press briefing on Tuesday, 7 July 2020.
The number of recoveries is also up; it is now 17,156.
The death toll is 129.
Currently, there are 4,683 active cases.
Twenty-two of the active cases are severe while six are severe with five on ventilators.