From imposing travel bans to the prohibition of mass gathering and shutting down of schools, governments across Africa are increasingly adopting sweeping measures in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
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The emergency moves come amid a worrying rise in the number of infections registered in recent days across the continent.
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So far, 33 African countries had reported more than 600 cases and 17 deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus and more than 40 people have recovered.
YEN.com.gh has a wrap of Friday, March 27, 2020 heartbreaking coronavirus news.
1. COVID-19: Accra and Kumasi locked down – Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo on Friday evening, March 27, announced a lockdown of Accra and Kumasi effective 1am on Monday, March 30, 2020.
He said the two-week lockdown affects Accra, Tema and Kumasi.
2. Case count in Ghana 137; 4 deaths and two recoveries
Ghana has recorded 137 Covid-19 cases with four deaths and two patients recovering, a statement from health officials said Friday.
According to the Ghana Health Service, it confirmed 59 COVID-19 cases including the four deaths on Friday from the regular surveillance systems.
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3. Obour: Father of former MUSIGA president dies from Coronavirus
Former MUSIGA president, Bice Osei Kuffuor, popularly known as Obour, has lost his father, Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Nana Osei Boansi Kuffuor died at the Ridge Hospital om, Friday, March 27 after being rushed to the facility on Thursday night.
4. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive of COVID-19
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the government has said.
Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street, after being tested at No 10 by NHS staff.
5. COVID-19: Davido's wife-to-be Chioma tests positive
Nigerian singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has announced that his wife-to-be, Chioma Avril Rowland, has tested positive for coronavirus. The singer noted that he and his son, Ifeanyi, tested negative.
The singer made the announcement in a series of tweets on the popular micro-blogging platform. He explained that he recently got back from the United States and his wife-to-be came back from the United Kingdom with their son, Ifeanyi.
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6. COVID-19: Police prepare for possible lockdown: Ghanaians convinced
The Ghana Police Service is preparing for a possible lockdown of the country. A wireless message sighted by YEN.com.gh from the Ghana Police Service direct all operational unit commanders and personnel to be on standby.
The message, signed by Commisioner of Police in charge of administration, George Akuffo Dampare also requested that all personnel on leave are suspended with immediate effect.
7. Coronavirus: Asamoah Gyan begins massive donation tour from Mallam market in Accra
Ghanaian footballing star, Asamoah Gyan, has started his coronavirus donations today, [Friday], March 27, 2020, at the Mallam market in Accra.
The former captain of the Ghana Black Stars personally handed Veronica buckets, hand sanitisers, soaps, and other products to the women at the market for the prevention and containment of the coronavirus.
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