- Sam Ekufful has tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to his wife
- The husband of the Communications Minister returned from the UK, one of the heavily-hit countries in Europe
- Ghana has now recorded 24 cases of the COVID-19
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Ghana’s Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekufful has revealed that her husband, Sam Ekufful has tested negative for the novel coronavirus.
In a post on her Facebook page, the Ablekuma West Member of Parliament noted her husband went into self-isolation upon his return from the UK.
“We thank God. So shall it be for all friends family and well wishers. Thanks for all the concern you showed and God bless you all, even those who were gloating,” she wrote.
The minister earlier told the media that her husband and the family observed the social distancing and all precautionary measures the World Health Organization put in place.
Meanwhile, as of March 22, 2020, a total of 315 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).
Twenty-four (24) of these have been confirmed at the laboratory as COVID-19. Twenty-three of the confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation and one (1) of the cases who had underlying chronic pulmonary condition prior to having COVID-19 has died.
Among the confirmed cases, seventeen (17) are of Ghanaian nationality and seven (7) other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.
With regard to contact tracing, a total of 575 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.
One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.
All the other twenty-three (23) confirmed cases are being managed in isolation; and are doing well on treatment.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a final year student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has died through electric shock in her apartment.
Bernice Akyeama Baah, a Metallurgical Engineering student, was about showering in her rented Ayeduase apartment when the incident occurred at about 8.30pm Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
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