The Ghana Police Service (GPS) have revealed that two Nigeriens have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the country.

According to a post on the Facebook handle of the Service, the patients were mandatorily quarantined at the Accra District Police cells on Sunday, April 5 on suspicion of being infected.

Results from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) subsequently confirmed that the two were positive last Friday, April 10, and have been taken to the Covid-19 National Treatment Centre.

This necessitated the disinfection of the Accra District Police facility.

GPS indicated that although no police personnel came into direct contact with the two, measures are being put in place to ensure the transmission of the virus is contained.

“Every necessary step has been taken by police medical and health teams regarding any likelihood of transmission to any officer,” the post said.

They urged the citizenry to adhere to and cooperate with them and other security agencies to help curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The country’s Covid-19 case count is currently at 566 with eight deaths and four recoveries, the Ghana Health Service has said.