Ghana confirms 3 more cases of COVID-19; total number hits 19

Ghana confirms 3 more cases of COVID-19; total number hits 19

- 3 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ghana, sending the total number of confirmed cases to 19 so far

- All the 3 cases have been imported into Ghana with 2 recorded in Accra and 1 in the Ashanti Region

- The three cases include a Chineses and 2 Ghanaians who returned from the UK

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Ghana has confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19, sending the total number of cases to a total of 19 as of March 21, 2020, with all three cases being imported and not locally transmitted.

In a report sighted by on the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Information in Ghana, the three new patients who tested positive have ranged between the ages of 27 and 81.

2 of the cases were reportedly confirmed in Accra, Ghana whilst the other was recored in the Ashanti Region of the country.

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Perhaps, the most worrying of the three is the fact that an elderly woman who is 84 years of age has been confirmed positive for the COVID-19.

It appears that she is the oldest so far of all the cases that have been recorded in Ghana and it is strongly hoped that she would also recover from the condition quickly, along with the others.

She had returned from the United Kingdom 2 weeks earlier, just as the other Ghanaian, a 55-year old who also returned to the country 2 weeks earlier.

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The 27-year-old Chinese who also tested positive has been in the country for

A photo of a National Identification Authority (NIA) official covering himself entirely to prevent getting infected with COVID-19 during the registration has caused a massive stir online.

It is not clear the exact location the photo was taken but it is surely in the Eastern Region where registration for Ghana cards is still being undertaken by the NIA despite a ban by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

It would be recalled how earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a Facebook Live video announced that all public and private schools including universities and churches were from March 16, 2020, to be suspended for the next four weeks.

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