As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Ghana had recorded a total of 68 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 pandemic with three of the positive cases losing their lives.
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Ghana, in the last two weeks, has seen a spike in cases of the deadly coronavirus. The West African country has also closed its borders- sea, land and air.
Following a directive from President Akufo-Addo, all travelers who arrive in Ghana from March 23 will undergo mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for 14-days before they will be allowed into the country.
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This has resulted in a total of 1,030 people being put under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested; and out these, twenty-six (26) tested positive for COVID-19.
YEN.com.gh has an overview of all the top coronavirus stories for Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
1. COVID-19: Declare nationwide lockdown – GMA to Akufo-Addo
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has advised President Akufo-Addo to declare “a nationwide lockdown” as confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase in the country.
Ghana has confirmed 68 cases with three deaths.
In a statement, the GMA said there is no option than shutting down the entire country to check the spread of the disease.
2. Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday, March 25.
The Prince of Wales, 71, who is the first in line to the British throne, is experiencing mild symptoms.
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3. COVID-19: Ghana receives Jack Ma’s medical supplies
Ghana has received its consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and COVID-19 test kits which were donated by wealthy Asian businessman, Jack Ma.
Gabon, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo make up the third batch of countries to receive their share of the materials.
4. COVID-19: Electoral Commission suspends upcoming voter registration
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Electoral Commission of Ghana has suspended the voter registration exercise.
The exercise was originally scheduled to come off April 18, 2020 ahead of the December 7 polls.
5. COVID-19: Ghana records first coronavirus recovery (video)
A video making rounds on social media seem to suggest that a coronavirus patient in Ghana has finally recovered.
In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the recovered patient was seen leaving one of the quarantine centres at a hospital amid cheers from the nurses who were extremely happy about the recovery.
The patient who appeared to be a Chinese, left the hospital amid cheers for successfully beating the virus.
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6. Asamoah Gyan calls on celebrities to help fight coronavirus
Former skipper of the senior national football team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, has called on all celebrities to extend a helping hand to the less privileged in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
According to him, this will help government’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana.
7. Coronavirus: Kennedy Agyapong donates 3,000 face masks to Ridge Hospital
The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon Kennedy Agyapong, has made a donation to Ridge Hospital.
He donated a total of 3,000 pieces of face masks to the health center to help protect the health workers from the outbreak of the coronavirus.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that dancehall King Shatta Wale has dropped details for his upcoming concert dubbed 'Faith Concert'.
The 'Faith Concert' is expected to take place on April 4, 2020, on Shatta Wale's Youtube channel and across all his social media platforms for his fans around the globe.
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