39 Workers Of FDA Test Positive For Coronavirus

Thirty-nine (39) staff of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) have tested positive for Covid-19 out of staff strength of 450.

According to the FDA, all the staff who tested positive have been asked to self-isolate while those who had been in close contact with them were also asked to do same.

This was revealed in a press statement issed by James Lartey, Head of Communication and Public Education of the FDA.

The FDA assured the general public of commitment to its mandate while ensuring the safety of its workers and customers.

 “The general public is assured that despite this unfortunate development, the FDA shall continue to effectively execute its mandate as a regulatory agency to register and enforce the important, manufacture, distribution and sale of safe and quality products, especially PPEs, Face Masks, Sanitizers, Medicines, Food as well as other medical devices which are now more than ever in the vital fight against COVID-19.”

“The FDA still holds fast to our motto which says that “Your wellbeing, our priority” and as such has from the very inception of this pandemic created an in-house COVID-19 committee tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the welfare of FDA staff as well as its clients nationwide, with respect to measures put in place for the prevention and protection against COVID-19,” the statement added.

Read the full statement below: