Ghana’s confirmed COVID-19 case count continues to rise with effusive speed following the mandatory quarantine of some 1030 persons who came into the country via the Kotoka International Airport a day before it was finally shut to human traffic as a mitigating measure to stopping the spread of coronavirus in the country.
At 53 confirmed cases by the close of Tuesday, March 24,
2020, the Ministry of Information has reported a quantum leap of fifteen (15)
overnight, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 68 as at Wednesday
“The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the
mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana,
as directed by the President”, the Information Ministry said in its situation
“Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the
general population with the remaining cases among persons currently under
mandatory quarantine”, the update added.
According to the ministry, the 38 new cases were recorded
from samples taken and tested from 863 travelers in mandatory quarantine at
some of Ghana’s plush hotels.
With the majority of the confirmed cases being of Ghanaians
who returned home from affected countries, government says only seven are of
other nationals namely; Norway, Lebanon, China and the UK.
The death toll is now 3.
“A total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being
tracked; a total of 826 contacts have been enlisted and being tracked. Nineteen
(19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up”, the Information
Ministry has said.
This comes at a time that the nation is united in prayer and
fasting at the behest of The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.
Source:MyNewsGh.com/Teddy Brown Onimbede/2020