Two more cases of the Covid-19 disease has been confirmed in Ghana.
This brings to nine the number of cases recorded in the West African country. The two new cases were recorded in the Greater Accra region, according to the Ghana Health Services.
“Both are imported cases. One is a 56-year-old man, a Ghanaian who travelled back to Accra from a trip to UK about a week ago. The other is a 33-year-old Ghanaian, who returned to Accra from a conference in UAE. Both cases are receiving treatment in isolation,” the GHS said in a statement.
“There is no death. On contact tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Nineteen of the contacts developed some forms of symptoms and samples have taken for laboratory testing. We have received results for 15 of them which are all negative for COVID-19 and we are awaiting results for four (4) of them. All the nine confirmed COVID-19 cases are being managed in isolation and are responding well to treatment,” it added.
Covid-19 Update— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) March 19, 2020
Unfortunately we have confirmed two more cases overnight. Ghana’s case count is now at 9. Health services are still managing all suspected and confirmed cases well.
President Akufo-Addo on Thursday hosted a breakfast prayer meeting at the Jubilee House with leaders of the clergy in a bid to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
In a brief statement, President Akufo-Addo said: “We’re not in normal times… but this too shall pass.”
He urged the church to continue to support government directive to check the spread of the pandemic as Ghana records its seventh case.
Watch the proceedings below:
Source: Daily Mail GH