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Ghana’s coronavirus case rises to 566.

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Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 566. This comes after the Ghana Health Service confirmed 158 new cases.

Volta and Western regions have recorded cases; bringing the number of regions with infections to ten (10).

Before this development, regions that had reported cases were Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West.

“The breakdown of the 566 positive cases are as follows: four (4) have been treated, discharged and tested negative, 552 cases have been categorised as mild disease on treatment, two (2) moderate to severe cases, none currently on ventilators and eight (8) have died,” the Ghana Health Service stated Sunday evening.

“Of the 566 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 292 were reported from the routine surveillance, 159 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale,” it added.

The GHS further disclosed that 66.6% of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana had no history of travel while 33.4% had some history of travel. Also, 42% are females while 48% are males.

The Greater Accra remains Ghana’s epicentre of the outbreak with 452 cases.

In his 6th televised address on the country’s fight against the pandemic, President Akufo-Addo extended the restrictions on movements in Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa by one more week.

A 14-day restriction on movement had been placed on the aforementioned areas because significant numbers of virus infections had been recorded there.

The lockdown, according to the president, is to limit and stop the importation of the virus; contain its spread; provide adequate care for the sick; limit the impact of the virus on social and economic life; and inspire the expansion of our domestic capability and deepen our self-reliance.

While praising the populace for adhering to the protocols and asking for continued patience, he announced an extension on the basis that the country was not yet out of the woods.

“Clearly, until we have the situation fully under control, we cannot, at this time, open our borders. They will have to remain shut until further notice,” he said.

“Further, the partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi has facilitated a more aggressive programme of enhanced contact tracing, with a total of four hundred and fifty (450) teams… So, the decision has been taken, through the issuance of an Executive Instrument, to extend the restrictions on movement in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its contiguous districts by one more week, beginning 1am on Monday, 13th April, subject to review,” he added.

Meanwhile the president on Sunday extended the initial one-month ban on public and social gatherings by an additional two weeks, effective April 13.

The extension became operational after he signed the Executive Instrument (EI) to give effect to the new directive.

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Confirmed: Captain Smart bids farewell to Multimedia Group – ghanapublisher.com

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Host of Adom FM’s Morning Show, Dwaso Nsem, Captain Godsbrain Blessed Smart has bid his listeners farewell as he readies himself to join Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN)

MyNewsGh.com reported that Captain Smart was moving from Multimedia to Angel FM in Accra a subsidiary of the ABN Network as Morning Show host.

Speaking on Dwaso Nsem, Wednesday, he said he was going to follow other commitments and therefore needed to move on with his life

He expressed his gratitude to the Multimedia team for their support since he joined the team some eight years ago.

He indicated that unlike others who left by being sacked, he was grateful to God that he was never sacked from the Multimedia team.

Captain Smart, however, did not mention which other commitments he was leaving to fulfill.

 

Source: mynewsgh.com

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Confirmed: Two Ghanaian MPs have tested positive for Covid-19 – ghanapublisher.com

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Minority Chief Whip Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka has revealed that two Parliamentarians and 13 staff have so far tested positive for Covid-19.

According to him, the infected persons were informed of their status after Speaker of Parliament directed mass testing of all members and staff of the House last week.

Speaking to Daniel Dadzie on Prime Morning on Joy Prime, the Chief Whip explained that the infected MPs and staff have been isolated while contact tracing has commenced.

On Tuesday, Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo said reports of confirmed infection were false

According to her, the results of Covid-19 tests conducted o personnel have not been received.

But Mr Muntaka described her assessment as untrue adding that it has the potential of causing fear and panic in the House.

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COVID-19 responds team at New Edubiase withdraws from post over community attack – ghanapublisher.com

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The COVID-19 response team at New Edubiase government Hospital in Adansi South District of Ashanti Region has suspended their duties after a community launched attack on them during their duties.

The Adansi South District recorded three (3) COVID-19 cases a month ago of which one was from Adansi Atobiase and the other two from Adansi Kawotriwhe a suburb of New Edubiase respectively.

With the efforts of the district health directorates and the assembly, the three (3) patients recovered and one new case was recorded through contact tracing on 20th May 2020.

The responds team led by the district disease control officer, Mr William Asamoah who returned the two 2 patients to Kawotrihwe after their recovery took to their heels when they got attacked by the community.

On his accounts, he stated they were attacked because the community believes the COVID-19 is not real and the cases were fabricated.

He added that, the community said nothing on the recovered patients shows they were sick as there were no severe symptoms as they have been hearing and seeing on TV and radio from other countries.

The district police commander, DSP Francis Acka upon hearing the news mounted search for the perpetrators and 15 peoples have been arrested in connection with the incident to assist investigation.

Source: www.ghanapublisher.com

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