Ghana extends ban on social gathering as COVID-19 cases hit 4.7k and 494 recoveries

A woman rests on a footbridge, as Ghana enforces partial lockdown in the cities of Accra and Kumasi to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Madina neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko - RC28VF98PA4S

COVID-19 cases in Ghana are now 4,700 resulting in 22 deaths, president Akufo-Addo announced Sunday evening.

Speaking in a televised address to the nation, he said 494 patients have so far recovered with the death toll still standing at 22.

President Akufo-Addo said five persons are critically ill with majority of the patients responding to treatment.

As a result of the situation, president Akufo-Addo said the ban on social gatherings affecting political parties, religious services, funerals among others has been extended till the end of May.

So far Ghana has conducted a total of 160,501 tests out of which 4,179 persons who tested positive are responding to treatment.

Watch the full address below:

Source: Daily Mail GH

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