5 devastating coronavirus news on Thursday, March 26, 2020

5 devastating coronavirus news on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Africa is at a high risk following the introduction and spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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The greatest concern for public health experts on the continent is how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s rapidly spreading.

With the weak health system and care in Africa, many are wondering how Africa will deal with the inadequate surveillance and laboratory capacity, scarcity of public health human resources, and limited financial means.

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The potential social, economic, and security devastation that COVID-19 could cause in Africa should be enough of an incentive for African governments to invest immediately in preparedness for the worst-case scenario.

Ghana started recording positive cases of the coronavirus at a slow and steady pace but the numbers have began to increase and grow rapidly.

On Thursday, March 26, 2020 the Ghana Health Service announced that Ghana has now recorded 132 cases and three confirmed deaths.

YEN.com.gh presents a wrap of all the top and devastating COVID-19 stories for March 26, 2020.

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1. Coronavirus: All options will be considered before announcing lockdown - Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his administration is currently discussing and giving consideration to the issue of a nationwide lockdown.

2. 132 Ghanaians infected with coronavirus; 3 people dead

Ghana recorded 54 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases to 132.

Three deaths have been confirmed, the Ghana Health Service said on its website.

3. Covid-19: Ex-president Rawlings announces temporary closure of office

Former Ghanaian leader Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has announced a temporary closure of his office until further notice.

A statement from his office on Thursday, March 26 said the closure of the office is due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and is aimed at protecting both staff and visitors alike.

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4. Coronavirus: Akufo-Addo washes hands to show ‘leadership by example’ (Video)

President Akufo-Addo has proven the popular saying “leadership by example” with a video washing his hands as a measure to prevent coronavirus.

The president was being helped by a lady to wash his hands.

The video was shared by the Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah which he captioned: “A sign of leadership, thank you Mr. President.”

5. COVID-19: No entry or exit from Kwahu township till further notice - Chiefs & elders order

Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II, Kwahuhene and President of the Kwahu-Traditional Council has ordered for the entire Kwahu township to be on a 'lockdown' of a sort.

This has been necessitated in the wake of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana as the disease is on a continual rise in different parts of the country.

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