From 214 to 287! That’s Ghana’s coronavirus cases count two days after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s 5th address to the nation which saw him announce some reliefs as the country battles the pandemic while stating that an extension of the lockdown or otherwise is dependent on the results of some 15,384 out of 19,276 persons who have been reached through contact tracing.
The regional distribution of the 287 cases are: Greater Accra Region (258), Ashanti Region (18), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).
A total of 172 cases, according to the Ghana Health Service, were reported from the routine and enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.
As the country awaits the 15,384 results, the Ministry of Information holds a press briefing today at the MOI Press Centre. Topics include update on Ghana’s case management; details on incentives for health workers; updates on support for the poor; and vulnerable and details of water relief services.
The press conference is expected to be moderated by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.