Covid-19: No lockdown in Ghana as Akufo-Addo announces new measures tonight

President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo is scheduled to speak to the nation tonight, March 21, 2020 to announce “new measures” to contain the Covid-19 disease.

A high level management meeting was held on Saturday morning, according to Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

“He will address the nation tonight with latest updates and measures,” Mr. Nkrumah tweeted.

Rumours are rife that Ghana will head into a lockdown having recorded 19 cases on Sunday. However, Mr. Nkrumah assured Ghanaians that “he [Akufo-Addo] will not be announcing a lockdown so don’t panic.”

19 cases recorded

Three new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed on March 20, 2020, the Ghana Health Service announced on Saturday.

Two were reported from Greater Accra Region and one from Ashanti Region.

Below are the details as released:
1. 55-year-old Ghanaian woman; resident of the UK; returned to Ghana within two weeks; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

2. 84-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of the United Kingdom; came back to Ghana within the past two (2) weeks; developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

3. 27-year-old Chinese male; returned to Ghana (Ashanti Region) in the past two weeks; developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

This brings to a total of 19 confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death. Contact tracing has started in all these confirmed cases.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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