Media person Oheneyere Gifty Anti has tested negative for the coronavirus.
Gifty is among the 1030 people who were made to undergo mandatory quarantine on their arrival at the Kotoka International Airport.
So far, a number of them were tested out of which 78 have tested positive. Gifty is one of the people who tested negative.
She was returning from London when they were taken in for the compulsory quarantine, a directive initiated to prevent the spread of the disease and it started since Sunday night.
She has been sharing updates with her fans on Facebook on developments. In her sixth update, she shared the news of her test saying:
“Some of you have asked me how I felt when I was told “your test came out negative.”
Errrmmm, To those of you who have asked me to write another book on my Quarantine experience, I am starting the writing tonight!! Herrrrr. But let tell you this, between “hello I am Dr..”. to the end of the 5 minutes conversation, I lost 5 kilos!! Sharp. Chai!! Don’t laugh my paddy!!! Don’t joke with this uncle corona virus!! We must fight it together!! We must defeat it big time and fast too!! Stay safe!!! Practice the protocols. Don’t spread fear and panic! Say a prayer for those who have tested positive and those waiting for their results. God is healing our Land!!! Believe it. Love you plenty.”
On the first day, she shared her experience with her fans she said “You arrive, they screen you, you go and pick up your luggage and wait for your turn to be bused to the hotel. This morning, I opened my door and the military guy on the floor said, ‘Madam please go back inside”. Well, I was just looking! Anyway, so, they leave the food at your door, knock and leave. No human contact. The only human contacts are the fully PPE clothed health officials who come to take our samples for testing”
“Quite an uncomfortable process, though very necessary. Ghana is taking this seriously and we the citizens must take it seriously too. It’s not fun to be under compulsory quarantine but it is very necessary,” she added.
She also used the opportunity to educate the public against stigmatizing anyone who might contract the disease. “anyone and I mean anyone can get the virus. So please don’t stigmatize those who have it. And don’t be afraid to report if you show symptoms of coronavirus. Early detection will help save your life and that of your loved ones”.
She also reminded the public that Ghana is serious about preventing the spread of the disease and so they should support the cause while observing the necessary precautionary measures.
“Ghana means business. Let’s Support the fight,” she noted in her post on Facebook.
By: Hajia Lamy Gates |ghanaweekend.com