Coronavirus: Shoppers storm mall for night buying over fears in rising COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus: Shoppers storm mall for night buying over fears in rising COVID-19 cases

A video has surfaced of shoppers joining long queues to buy and hoard food amid the rising number of Coronavirus cases with one confirmed dead.

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The number of COVID-19 infected persons currently stand at 21 with the country recording its first Coronavirus death on March 21, 2020.

Against these disturbing figures, President Akufo-Addo announced in a broadcast on Saturday, 21, 2020, updated actions to prevent further spread of the disease.

In a broadcast to the nation on Saturday, March 21, 2020, President Akufo-Addo said anybody who comes into the country, before midnight on Sunday, will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for the virus.

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He said all the country's borders- land, air and sea- will be closed to human traffic at midnight on Sunday for the next two weeks.

Among other actions taken, the Ministry of Health will ensure that all persons that have been identified as having into contact with the infected person will be tested.

He further announced the arrival of 50,000 Coronavirus test kits into the country and are expected in the country shortly.

In spite of these measures, it appears many are weary of the actions outlined and are taking personal steps to protect themselves and hoard food amid rising cases of the COVID-19.

A recent video making rounds on social media shows some people in queues for coronavirus shopping.

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In other news, earlier reported that a suspected Coronavirus case has been detected at Paga in the Kasena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region.

The suspected case was discovered on Saturday, March 21, 2020, by health workers at the Nakolo Clinic. Health authorities at Paga are making efforts to find out more details about the COVID-19 case. Disclosing details of the latest suspected case, the District Director of Health Service, Hypolite Yeleduor, said the suspected sufferer came to the Nakolo Clinic from a nearby village close to the border on the side to Burkina Faso to seek health care.

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