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I’ve been vindicated by decision to quarantine returnees – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo says he has been vindicated by the decision to mandatorily quarantine all persons who arrived in the country after March 21.

He said the fact that the majority of Ghana’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) case count is from the population of people under mandatory quarantine shows that the decision was appropriate and in the best interest of the populace.

So far, 78 persons who are under mandatory quarantine have tested positive for COVID-19.

Akufo-Addo, who was speaking at a meeting with members of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) at the Jubilee House on Thursday, March 26, 2020, said: “I have been vindicated by facts. It turns out that the overwhelming number of cases are all from people who came from abroad and of those who came and have been quarantined, an extreme number have been found to be carrying the virus.”

Ghana’s case count

As at 0600GMT on Friday, March 27, 2020, Ghana’s COVID-19 case count was 132 cases.

Out of the number, 78 were people under mandatory quarantine while, 54 were of people in the general national population. Three of those in the general national population have however died.

One person within the general national population has also recovered.

This leaves the total number of active cases at 128.

Restrictions to stop COVID-19 spread

The rising cases of Coronavirus in the country have heightened calls for Ghana to declare a lockdown in order to stop the spread.

President Nana Akufo-Addo in response to the calls said although a lockdown remains an option, extensive consultations will be made to ensure that any decision the government takes, will be in the right direction.


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