Commanding Officer of the 66 Artillery Regiment in Ho, Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Bernard B. Pantoah, has announced that 400 Military personnel will be tested for the Corona virus.
He said the soldiers together with their families inside and outside of the barracks would be tested for the virus.
This is in line with an enhanced testing programme for targeted high risk groups.
He gave this announcement during a disinfection exercise by the Zoomlion on Tuesday, adding that, the exercise would be taken by a team from the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
Lt. Col. Pantoah noted that the regiment and other military detachments in the region was ensuring strict adherence to safety protocols.
He said though the unit has not recorded any COVID-19 case, the Millitary High Command will ensure proactive measures are taken to ensure the safety of the soldiers and their families.
“The fact that we have not recorded any case does of mean we should be complacent, so we are being proactive and a team has arrived from Accra to carry out the testing for us and our families”, he said.
He again noted that the unit will support the Police Service to enforce social distancing protocol directives among the people.
However, a total of 49 persons including security personnel have tested positive to virus following a mass testing of identified groups along the country’s eastern frontier at Aflao in the Ketu South Municipality.
The regions case count as at June 10, 2020 stood at 162 with 37 recoveries and three deaths.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Volta Region