Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
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The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
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Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze.
It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
So far Ghana has recorded 27 positive and confirmed cases of the COVID-19.
Twenty five (25) are receiving treatment and two have died. Most of the cases have been detected in the Greater Accra Region and Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Among the confirmed cases in Ghana, 17 are Ghanaian and seven are foreign nationals from Norway, Lebanon, China, France and the UK.
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YEN.com.gh presents an overview of all the coronavirus stories carried on the site on Monday, March 23, 2020.
1. Markets in the capital, Accra fumigated
Authorities in Ghana begun a massive fumigation exercise in markets across the capital, Accra on Monday, March 23, 2020.
This is part of efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly Covid-19 disease following confirmed cases in the West African country.
The country on Monday deployed the military and Metro guards to carry out the exercise.
2. 3 persons quarantined in the Ashanti Region
The CEO of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr. Oheneba Owusu Danso, says three persons suspected to have contracted the coronavirus have been quarantined in the Ashanti Region.
He noted that samples have been taken from them for testing.
This was disclosed at a press conference organized by the regional health directorate in Kumasi, on Monday, 23 March 2020.
3. Africa gets supplies from China's Jack Ma as Covid-19 spreads on continent
With the coronavirus increasing its spread across Africa, the continent received a much-needed care package from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma.
An Ethiopian Airlines cargo flight from Guangzhou, China arrived with 5.4 million face masks, 1.08 million testing kits, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 protective face shields, according to Ethiopian officials and the Jack Ma Foundation.
4. Gifty Anti placed under mandatory quarantine after she returned from London
Gifty Anti was forced into mandatory quarantine after arriving at the Kotoka International Airport from her trip in London.
Reports say Gifty Anti and the rest of the people on board her flight were all screened and take to a hotel.
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6. Ursula Owusu’s husband tests negative
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.
7. Coronavirus: Couple hold simple wedding amid public gathering ban
A Ghanaian couple has held their wedding amid the ban on public gatherings which is currently being enforced in the country.
They have decided to go ahead and hold their wedding in what could be described as Ghana's first Coronavirus wedding.
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