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UPDATE: Eastern Region records 20 new COVID-19 cases

Eastern Region of Ghana has recorded 20 new cases of the deadly coronavirus bringing the total number of infected persons in the region to 21.

Municipal health director, Bismark Sarkodie who confirmed the new cases to MyJoyOnline.com, said they are expecting more results from Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

The 20 new cases are among the 244 persons who were quarantined at the Afcon Construction Company in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality where an Indian expatriate working on the Akosombo to Tema railway project tested positive for the virus in March.

As at now, Ghana has 378 confirmed cases, 6 deaths and 4 recoveries.

During President Akufo-Addo’s 6th address to the nation on the novel coronavirus yesterday, he revealed that the government will fully cover the bills of low-income consumers of electricity in the country for April, May and June 2020.

Also, the remaining consumers who fall outside of this category will enjoy a 50 percent reduction in the cost of electricity for the same period.

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