Covid

The total number of Coronavirus cases in Ghana has increased to 287.

This means that 73 more cases have been added to the country’s case count.Total deaths and recovery remain at five (5) and three (3) respectively.

The rise in the number of cases follows measures of enhanced contact tracing and testing, the Ghana Health Service said.Details of the latest additions were however not given.

So far, Greater Accra Region has most cases (258) followed by the Ashanti Region (18), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).
Mandatory quarantine

The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 as per the President’s directive has also ended.

This was part of enhanced measures to track the real number of persons who have contracted the infection in a bid to prevent further spread.

In all, a total of 1,030 travellers were quarantined during the period.

But the GHS says out of these, 79 (7.7%) were positive during the initial testing whilst 951 were negative.

26 among those that were initially negative were found to have converted to be positive at the exit screening, bringing to a total of 105 which constitutes 10.2% among the travellers that were quarantined.

I’ve been vindicated by decision to quarantine returnees – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo says he has been vindicated by the decision to mandatorily quarantine all persons who arrived in the country after March 21.

He said the fact that the majority of Ghana’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) case count is from the population of people under mandatory quarantine shows that the decision was appropriate and in the best interest of the populace.

Akufo-Addo, who was speaking at a meeting with members of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) at the Jubilee House on Thursday, March 26, 2020, said: “I have been vindicated by facts. It turns out that the overwhelming number of cases are all from people who came from abroad and of those who came and have been quarantined, an extreme number have been found to be carrying the virus.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. Is a shame to the President and the whole Ghanaians Government by shearing cooked food to Ghanaians as a way of help. Other countries and even individuals are giving raw food to their citizens not cook food, how sure are you that the food cooked is not contaminated with the coronavirous ? shame on the president and the government even schools have stoped giving cooked food to their students, at this crucial time, how then can the whole country be giving cooked food, is not right .give them row food so that they can cook it on their own that is what help is about not cooked food. Is a shame on you the PRESIDENT you are just spreading the coronavirous. Please stop stop stop!!! this shameful and dangerous act. Do the right thing and save lives.

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