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Covid-19: No lockdown in Ghana as Akufo Addo addresses nation tonight

President Akufo-Addo is scheduled to address the nation tonight, March 21, 2020 to announce new measures to fight the Covid-19 disease.

According to the Minister for Information, the President convened a high-level management meeting on Saturday morning in this regard.

“He will address the nation tonight with latest updates and measures,” Mr. Nkrumah tweeted.

There have been rumours that Ghana is set for a lockdown after 19 cases of coronavirus was recorded as at Saturday, March 21, 2020.

However, Mr. Nkrumah assured Ghanaians that “he [Akufo-Addo] will not be announcing a lockdown so don’t panic.

Three new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed on March 20, 2020, the Ghana Health Service announced on Saturday.

Two were reported from Greater Accra Region and one from Ashanti Region.

Below are the details as released:
1. 55-year-old Ghanaian woman; resident of the UK; returned to Ghana within two weeks; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

2. 84-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of the United Kingdom; came back to Ghana within the past two (2) weeks; developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

3. 27-year-old Chinese male; returned to Ghana (Ashanti Region) in the past two weeks; developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

This brings to a total of 19 confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death. Contact tracing has started in all these confirmed cases.

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