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COVID-19: Ministry Of Finance Shuts Down, Staff Ordered To Undergo Mass Testing


Staff of the Ministry of Finance have with immediate effect been ordered to work from home and also undergo mass testing for covid-19 after the office was shut down amidst fears.


According to the Ministry, the move is part of measures put in place for staff to know their status and also prevent the spread of the pandemic.


In communique signed by the Chief Director of the Ministry, Patrick Nomo, it said “In addition, the necessary contact-tracing will be taken by the appropriate health authorities. Staff will be duly informed about the appropriate date to return to the office to work,”


The statement further added that all safety protocols at the ministry would be effectively adhered to.


It is emerging that appropriate health authorities are expected conduct the necessary contact tracing and staff will duly be informed on the stipulated date to return to work.


"The ministry is assembling a team of core staff to operate from specific locations as part of preparations towards the mid-year review budget" it said.


ThinkNewsOnline can confirm that the Finance Ministry now takes over from COCOBOD as the new firm to shut down due to fears of possible covid-19 cases.


Story by: Bervelyn Henrietta Allotey

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