Ghana’s coronavirus cases have increased to 152 just a few days after President Akufo-Addo declared a partial lockdown in Accra, Kumasi and Obuasi.
The Ghana Health Service today, Sunday 29th March 2020 confirmed 11 news cases in Ghana.
According to the Ghana Health Service, ten(10) of the new cases were among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region.
The 10 cases involved Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following intelligence report.
The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
This comes shortly after President Nana Akufo Addo declared a partial lockdown in Accra,Tema,Kumasi and Obuasi.
President Nana Akufo-Addo declared a partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi effective 1 am on Monday, March 30, 2020.
The lockdown which affects Accra, Tema and Kumasi will last for two weeks.
The decision according to the President is to help curb the spread of the coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) which has led to four deaths and infected some 137 people.
President Nana Akufo-Addo made the declaration in a national address late Friday evening, March 27, 2020.
“The oath of office I swore on February 2017 demands that I dedicate myself to the service of Ghanaian people. It is my job to protect you and I am determined to do just that. All what the government is doing is seeking to achieve five targets….we have succeeded in stopping the importation of the disease into the country.”
“However, prevailing circumstances mean stricter measures need to be put in place to stop the spread of the virus in-country in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi,” Nana Akufo-Addo disclosed.
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