Persons awaiting their test results for the new coronavirus are isolated from the public, the Minister for Information has assured.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says such persons from the routine surveillance and contract tracing are isolated in their homes.

According to him, the ones who are found by health officials not to be adhering to the isolation protocols are taken to the state-manned isolation centres.

awaiting coronavirus results

He explained this is to ensure that the risk of other persons being exposed to the virus is minimised as much as possible, if the results of those tested turn out to be positive.

He said when the result is positive, the ambulance then conveys those isolating at home to a treatment centre.

Mr. Nkrumah disclosed this on The Lockdown on JoyNews Sunday evening.

Addressing other issues on the show, the Information Minister said public sector workers will receive their full salaries despite some of them being unable to work fully due to the restrictions put in place to contain the Covid-19.