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Ghana’s COVID cases hike to fifty-two

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The total number of cases recorded in Ghana has soared to fifty-two, Minister of Health, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has revealed at a briefing on the morning of Tuesday, 24 March 2020.

The Minister noted that some twenty-five new cases have been intercepted after Ghana closed its borders, adding up to the twenty-seven cases recorded in the country as on Monday evening.

He said following the closure of the borders, one-thousand and thirty people have been quarantined through an operation being facilitated by the Ghana National Security Ministry.

Out of the total number, six-hundred and eleven samples have been taken, with one-hundred and eighty-five processed.  Out of one-hundred and eighty-five, twenty-five cases have been confirmed, thereby increasing the cases recorded in the country.

Agyeman-Manu noted that an aggressive contact tracing system has been put in place to help check the spread of the disease among the various communities.

Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who moderated the briefing, urged the visitors, who are currently being quarantined, to cooperate with the government officials to help combat the possible spread of the disease.

The announcement means Ghanaians should brace themselves for more cases, as many samples are being taken from the visitors.

– APA

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