25 new cases of COVID-19 imported into Ghana & total number hits 52

25 new cases of COVID-19 imported into Ghana & total number hits 52

- Ghana has recorded 25 new cases of the deadly COVID-19

- All 25 cases have been imported into the country according to the Ministry of Health

- 1030 people were mandatorily quarantined and

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The number of coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19 cases in Ghana has risen from 27 to 52 cases after individuals who were mandatorily quarantined have recorded 25 new cases.

It is reported that since the mandatory quarantine exercise was strictly enforced according to the directives of the President of Ghana, 1030 people have been mandatorily quarantined.

Out of the number, 611 samples were picked up from the cohort out of which 25 have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed in his last address that all borders would remain closed beginning on the midnight of Sunday, March 22, 2020.

This was because the number of cases of COVID-19 at the time which were 24, had 21 been imported into the country and only three from local transmissions.

It is clear that Ghana's cases have been imported from Norway, China, the UK, France and Lebanon among others.

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In other news, a global pandemic with attributes resembling those of COVID-19 by name H1N1 or Influenza or Spanish flu occurred in 1918 and killed an estimated 100,000 Ghanaians.

A report gathered by Cambridge.org, indicates that the disease was introduced into the then Gold Coast by shipping along the Southern Coast and overland across the Northern Frontier.

The influenza epidemic killed 100,000 or more people in less than six months and was almost certainly the worst short-term demographic disaster in the history of Ghana.

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