Ghana, on Wednesday night, March 18, 2020, confirmed two more cases of coronavirus, taking the number of confirmed cases to nine.
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This was revealed by President Nana Akufo-Addo at the National Breakfast Meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
The information minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, provided further update on Twitter, stressing that the Ghana Health Services were managing the cases well.
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Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo also held a breakfast prayer meeting at the Jubilee House with leaders of the clergy in a bid to fight the coronavirus pandemic with supplication.
In a brief statement, Akufo-Addo said: “We’re not in normal times… but this too shall pass.”
He urged the church to continue to support government directive to check the spread of the pandemic as Ghana records its ninth case.
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“The World Health Organization tells us that some 180,000 infections and some 7000 deaths have been recorded from this pandemic. We also learned, sadly on Wednesday, that three Ghanaians living abroad had lost their lives as a result. With nine confirmed cases of infections, we might as well count ourselves lucky as one of the countries least hit by the Coronavirus,” President Akufo-Addo said.
Government has now laid the Imposition of Restrictions Bill 2020, before Parliament in relation to the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Bill is intended to provide a legislative framework in consonance with the Constitution for the imposition of restriction, as a quick and effective means of intervention to address emergencies.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that government is constructing a new 50-bed capacity epidemic disease treatment centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
The facility which is expected to be completed in a month is to deal with the coronavirus cases and other infectious diseases.
The new facility will augment the disease treatment centers at the Ridge and Tema General Hospitals.
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