Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana rises to 16 as of 9am March 20 2020.
Five (5) new confirmed cases on the 19th March 2020. All five were reported from Greater Accra Region. This is according to the Ghana Health Service. The service on its website gave further details as follows.
— 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; resident of Accra; no history of travel; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory
— 34-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of Accra; contact of a confirmed case at place of work; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory
— 53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema; no history of travel, no evidence of close contact with confirmed case; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory
— 41-year-old Ghanaian male; arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020; indicated exposure with family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.
— 36-year-old Ghanaian male; resident of Paris, France; date of arrival in Ghana unconfirmed; no evidence of contact with infected person;
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana rises to 16
This brings to a total of sixteen (16) confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death.
Contact tracing has been initiated in all these confirmed cases.
The general public is expected to keep obey directives from the President of the republic to keep away from crowds and gatherings that are more than 25.
Citizens are also expected to regularly wash their hands with soap under running water.
Source: Ghana Health Service | Follow us here