Head of the Disease Surveillance Department at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Franklin Asiedu- Bekoe says the Tema fish processing company can open for operations after the first test of 624 workers came out negative.

This follows the closure of the company after 533 out of 1,300 workers of the well-known company tested positive for Covid-19.

President Akufo-Addo who gave details during a national address said, all the 533 people were affected by one person.

Speaking at a weekly press brief held at the Information Ministry, Dr Franklin Asiedu- Bekoe said GHS has put in place protocols for the workers so work can resume.

“We went to look at the gaps that exist in such a facility. The first thing we noticed was that the employees were more than the space.

“The other thing was that social distancing was also being disregarded, then they had an issue with their canteen.

“The dinning table has about 6 people sitting close to each other and also there is a bus that drives them around and social distancing was not being practice on it. They also had a log in system that uses finger print. Those are all factors that can spread the virus.

“So going further, the spread has to be prevented and for the 695 possible cases the result that has come is that 624 are negative and only 7 are positive.

“Currently handwashing facilities have been placed at each department. There are also floor managers to show people where to stand. Also all staff are to wear face masks and hand sanitisers have been placed at all vantage points now.

Ghana has recorded 5,918 confirmed cases of the virus with 31 deaths. While Greater Accra has the highest record of 4,422 cases, the Ashanti region is next with 881 cases.