COVID-19: One Confirmed Dead, All Borders Closed By Sunday – Prez.
hana recorded two (2) new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total case count to 21, but with one (1) death on Saturday, March 21.
The country’s first Covid-19 death, was a Lebanese male trader resident in Kumasi, and aged 61.
This leaves the existing number of cases in Ghana to 20.
Meanwhile, eight out of the 20 people who have been infected by the virus are doing well and are being managed from their homes.
Closure of Borders.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, who disclosed this piece of unfortunate news during his third (3rd) broadcast to the nation on the Coronavirus pandemic update, also announced tougher restrictions to stall the spread of the virus.
This include, he said, the closure of all the country’s borders – air, land and sea.
According to him, the borders will be closed to human traffic from Sunday midnight in a bid to contain the Covid-19 disease.
“This closure will not apply to goods, supplies and cargo,” he said in the address, adding that this would help reduce further escalation of the Coronavirus infection rate in the country.
He said anybody who arrives in the country within the next two weeks will undergo “mandatory quarantine” and tested for the coronavirus.
More Testing Kits Soon.
The President also announced that about 50,000 coronavirus testing kits are on the way to Ghana.
He added that the procurement of the additional 50,000 testing kits is to augment the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.
Sad News Details.
The Lebanese, according to official records, felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ℃ ), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Ghana Health Service.