The Mumuadu rural bank at Osino in the Eastern Region has donated protective items to the Fanteakwa South District Assembly and the District Health Directorate to support the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the area.

The items include disposable gloves, face masks, tissue paper, disposable masks, Veronica buckets with stands and hand sanitisers.

Board Chairman of the bank, Adom Asomaning who presented the items, said the donation was to support government efforts to contain the spread of the disease in the country.

He said equipping and protecting front line staff was important to their safety in the line of duty.

The General Manager of the Mumuadu rural bank, Benedict Agabbeh said despite the numerous challenges facing the banking sector, it was important that they supported with the limited resources available.

The Fanteakwa South District Chief Executive Officer, Ntori Agyabeng received the items and further presented them to the District Health Directorate. 

District Health Director, Atuahene Agyemang in a brief comment explained that the gesture came at the right time especially when the Fanteakwa North recorded its first Covid-19 case.

The Fanteakwa North District recorded its first case after a 65-year old mango farmer who was admitted at the male ward of the District Hospital and was initially suspected of having tuberculosis, later developed dyspnea and fever.

This led hospital authorities to suspect coronavirus. They took sample of his blood to Noguchi for testing, and it returned positive.