COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana

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COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationGhana
First outbreakNorway/Turkey/France
Index caseAccra
Arrival date12 March 2020
(4 months, 1 week and 3 days)
Confirmed cases5,408 (as of 13 May)[1]
Active cases4,870 (as of 13 May)
Recovered514 (as of 13 May)
Deaths
24 (as of 13 May)
Government website
www.ghanahealthservice.org/covid19

The first two cases relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana were confirmed on 12 March 2020, when two people returned from Norway and Turkey.

On 11 March, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced a budget increase of an equal amount to $US100 million[2] available to increase Ghana's coronavirus and response plan.[3]

Traveling to Ghana had been strongly discouraged until further notice from countries where at least 200 cases of COVID-19 were recorded was declared.[4][5]

On 15 March, President Nana Akufo-Addo banned all public gatherings including conferences, education places, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities and other related events to reduce the spread of COVID-19.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "COVID-19 Updates | Ghana". ghanahealthservice.org. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  2. "Panic 'hits' social media as Ghana confirms first cases of coronavirus". www.ghanaweb.com.
  3. "Coronavirus: MPs to have temperature tested before entering chamber – Speaker". GhanaWeb. 12 March 2020.
  4. "Ghana COVID-19 cases rise to six". Ghana Business News. 15 March 2020.
  5. Duncan, Jude (15 March 2020). "Coronavirus: Travellers from countries with over 200 cases won't be allowed in Ghana". Citi Newsroom.
  6. Nyabor, Jonas (15 March 2020). "Coronavirus: Government bans religious activities, funerals, all other public gatherings". Citi Newsroom. Retrieved 16 March 2020.