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5 more dies of COVID-19 in Ghana Total Death Count 16

Five more persons have died of COVID-19 in Ghana, making the death toll 16 on April 28, 2020, according to latest report from the Ghana Health Service.

Addressing the press in Accra on Tuesday, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said Ghana’s case count now stands at 1,671.

The number of recovered persons stand at 188 and are yet to be discharged.

Six are critically ill, he said.

The regional breakdown of the cases are as follows:

Greater Accra Region – 1,433

Ashanti Region – 84

Eastern Region – 57

Upper East Region – 18

Oti Region – 17

Central Region – 17

Northern Region – 13

Volta Region – 11

Western Region – 9

Upper West Region – 8

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”.

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