Things does not look good as we all wish it could turn out. Ghana keeps recording new cases the global pandemic Coronavirus each day and we are yet to see the number being reduced.
The country has recorded 24 confirmed cases and one death arising out of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which means 3 new case of the deadly disease have been spotted to the already 21 recorded cases.
A situational update by the Ghana Health Service said 23 of the infected persons are receiving treatment in isolation, while one other infected person who had an underlying chronic pulmonary condition prior to having COVID-19 has died.
It was disclosed in the update that among the confirmed cases, 17 are Ghanaian citizens and seven others are nationals of five other countries namely; Norway, Lebanon, China, France and the UK.
Situation Update, Confirmed Covid-19 Cases In Ghana As At 22 March 2020.
- As of 22 March 2020, 14:00 Hr. a total of 315 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).
- Twenty-four (24) of these have been confirmed at the laboratory as COVID-19. Twenty-three of the confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation and one (1) of the cases who had underlying chronic pulmonary condition prior to having COVID-19 has died.
- Among the confirmed cases, seventeen (17) are of Ghanaian nationality and seven (7) other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.
- With regards to contact tracing, a total of 575 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.
- One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.
- All the other twenty-three (23) confirmed cases are being managed in isolation; and are doing well on treatment.
It has become necessary for government to put measures in place to help reduce the spread of the virus.
And for that reason, Government has shut down all schools from basic to the tertiary until further notice but have allowed final year students at the Junior and Senior High schools have been allowed to go to school to sufficiently prepare for their final exams but proper distancing protocols must be taken into consideration by school authorities.
Also, all public gatherings such as weddings, parties, funerals, political rallies, sporting events, church services and mosques have been suspended for the next four weeks. National from countries with 200 recorded cases of coronavirus are not allowed to enter the country and all public officials have been asked not to travel in this crucial time.