Covid-19 cases climb to 21 in Ghana

Blood sample with respiratory coronavirus positive

Ghana has recorded 21 Covid-19 cases now, the Ghana Health Service announced late Saturday evening.

This leaves the existing case count in the country to 20 following the death of one patient Saturday afternoon.

Presidential Address

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has announced in an address to the nation that all borders – air, land and sea – will be closed to human traffic from Sunday midnight in a bid to contain the Covid-19 disease.

“This closure will not apply to goods, supplies and cargo,” he said in the address.

He said anybody who arrives in the country within the next two weeks will undergo “mandatory quarantine” and tested for the coronavirus.

Ghana recorded its first Covid-19 death – a Lebanese who stays in Kumasi – on Saturday.

He was a 61-year-old male trader. He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ℃ ), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Ghana Health Service.

“The information I got from the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service is that that person [the Lebanese man] has died. He died today [Saturday],” a deputy Health Minister, Alex Abban, confirmed to Citi News.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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