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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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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.

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Seventh-day Adventist Church donates GH₵100,000 to COVID-19 Trust fund – ghanapublisher.com

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The Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ghana has donated Ghs100,000 to the National COVID-!9 Trust Fund on Monday, April 27, 2020.

Presenting the Cheque, The President of Southern Ghana Union Conference, Pastor Dr. Thomas Techie Ocran praised the efforts of the government in the fight against the virus and pointed out that the donation was the first in a series of donations that will be done by the Church. He also said the Church has been praying for the nation as well.

Receiving the cheque, the Chairperson of the Trust Fund, Justice Sophia Akufo thanked the church and said the Fund was impressed with the donation. She also called on other Ghanaians to join the church in its 100days of prayers.

Other persons present at the presentation were Pastor Lawrence Andrews Ewoo of Encounter with Truth, Dr Williams Kpakpo Brown of ADRA Ghana, Mr Nii Ayite Hammond of Hope TV, Pastor Kofi Nimako and Dr Solace Asafo.

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I respect Mahama, I can’t do that to him – Nama Ama McBrown breaks silence

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Ghanaian actress Nana Ama McBrown has responded to the claims by some Ghanaians that she is the one in the trending video which a lady was seen knocking Ex President Mahama on the head in live video conversation on COVID-19 last Thursday.

The NDC has taking the trending video as an insult to their flag bearer.

Some of the party social media communicators have started a campaign of boycotting Hisense products of which Nana Ama is an ambassador.

In a respond to the claims, the actress has released the disclaimer below to distance her self from the said video.

My attention has been drawn to a video circulating on various social media platforms in which a female figure, which some claim erroneously and strangely to be me, can be seen under the cloak of darkness, knocking the head of the image of Former President John Mahama on the screen of a TV during his Digital Conversation with Ghanaians last Thursday.

I hereby distance myself from that video and unequivocally state that I am not the woman in the video, and there is no way will I ever behave in such a reprehensible manner towards the Former President of Ghana whom I hold in high respect, or indeed any other person.

By way of emphasis, I would like to entreat the general public, the media and most importantly my fans to disregard it.

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