Many in lockdown areas to be tested for Coronavirus

Many in lockdown areas to be tested for Coronavirus

- Many people in the lockdown areas described by President Nana Akufo-Addo would be tested for COVID-19

- This was made known by Dr Nsiah Asare the adviser on health for Ghana's president and leader of the testing procedures

- Dr Nsiah mentioned that due to the high rate of the testing, the number of confirmed cases would rise rapidly but it is no cause for alarm

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's adviser on health, Dr Nsiah Asare has revealed many people in lockdown areas in the country will be tested for Coronavirus if they are found in some form of contact with infected people.

The renowned Ghanaian doctor made the information known during his speech at the press address of the Ministry of Information on March 29, 2020.

According to Dr Nsiah Asare, it has been studied that many countries who were able to contain the coronavirus pandemic relatively quickly, made great efforts to test huge numbers of people and got ahead of the infection spread.

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See Dr Nsiah Asare's statement right after 16:00 minutes in the video below:

The health expert was, however, quick to add that testing more people would mean that the number of confirmed cases would rise rapidly.

He went a step further to reassure the media and Ghanaians at large that the increase would not mean that the situation is necessarily getting worse but that the health team is doing their job effectively.

It is indicated that after so many people are tested and the number of infected persons is found to increase rapidly, the nation would be able to handle the confirmed cases well and the numbers would start to drop as speedily as they rose

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In other news, Crystal Palace and Black Stars striker Jordan Ayew has joined the popular #StayHomeChallenge with an amazing basketball goal scored with the foot in a display of pure talent.

The talented football icon shared the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on his official Instagram handle in what appeared as a casual bid to get rid of boredom. 28-year-old Jordan Ayew is the son of former Ghana captain Abedi Pele and brother of André Ayew.

Earlier, a video of the three Ayew brothers showing off their amazing skills together with a tissue roll surfaced and caused a great stir online.

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