The Municipal Chief Executive of Awutu Senya East Assembly, Michael Mensah, has revealed that the Assembly will soon embark on mass testing of all people in the locality, especially, those classified as “highly exposed”, including commercial drivers, market women and journalists among others of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The exercise, he noted, has become necessary following the recording of two positive cases in the locality.

Interacting with Kasoa-based Pink FM monitored by

on Wednesday, April 2020, over containment measures being pursued by the Assembly to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the locality, Mr. Mensah said his outfit has enhanced its contact-tracing mechanism to ensure that all the people that the two COVID-19 victims have had contact with are tested.

In addition to that, all commercial drivers operating in the locality as well as market women and journalists will be tested of the virus.

“We are going to do a lot of vigorous testing activities. We will soon go to town and test drivers, market women, journalists among others. We are going to do this with the resources at our disposal. We are going to do this to know the status of our people”, he noted.

He urged for calm, stressing that “nobody should fear or panic about the testing they are going to do since it forms part of the measures they are embarking on to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the Municipality”.

Ghana’s case count of those infected with the coronavirus has reached 1, 154, from an initial 1, 042 with 120 recoveries. An additional number of 1,021 persons are said to be well and responding to treatment, according to latest statistics released by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).