Ghana’s COVID-19 status: 11 deaths, 1,550 cases and 155 recoveries

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Ghana has recorded one more death to COVID-19 sending the death toll to 11 with 1,550 cases, the Ghana Health Service has announced.

This means 271 new cases have been recorded in the West African country.

It also said 155 patients have recovered from 134 in its last update.

The regional breakdown is as follows:

  • Greater Accra Region – 1,347
  • Ashanti Region – 69
  • Eastern Region – 57
  • Oti Region – 17
  • Central Region – 17 
  • Northern Region – 13
  • Volta Region – 10
  • Upper West Region – 8
  • Upper East Region – 8
  • North East Region – 
  • Western Region – 1
  • Western North Region – 1
  • Savannah Region – 0
  • Bono Region – 0
  • Ahafo Region – 0
  • Bono East Region – 0

COMPULSORY MASKS

The wearing of masks is now compulsory for commercial drivers, food vendors and other selected group of individuals, according to the Ministry of Health.

The directive is part of government’s effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 in Ghana.

In a statement, the Health Minister said face mask should be used in all public places where social distancing will be difficult.

“The Minister of Health hereby directs the use of face masks in all public places where it may be difficult to maintain social distancing. The general public is encouraged to wear mask or face covering when going out whether sick or not or attending to a sick person. Incorrect use of face mask carries a high risk of infection,” the directive said.

It added: “The following groups or persons are required at all times to wear masks: Food vendors and sellers at markets, commercial vehicle drivers and attendants, commuters on public transports, persons in public and commercial centres, facilities and buildings including but not limited to offices, bars, workshops, restaurants, sports arenas and spas, saloons, shopping malls, churches, clinics and hospitals and all other facilities accessible to the public whether privately or publicly owned”.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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