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.”
@NAkufoAddo has just concluded a mtg of the Covid-19 response ctee. H.E. Will address the nation tonight with latest updates and measures. But no he will not be announcing a lockdown so don’t panic. #SpreadCalmNotFear pic.twitter.com/gLkaJLRy9e— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) March 21, 2020
19 cases recorded
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