Coronavirus: 9 new cases recorded taking Ghana's figure to 161

Coronavirus: 9 new cases recorded taking Ghana's figure to 161

- 9 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Ghana

- 3 of the patients had travelled into the country from Germany, France and Hungary

- The 6 are of no travel history, as confirmed by the Ghana Health Service

- Earlier, the figure stood at 152 including 5 deaths and 31 recoveries

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The Ghana Health Service has announced that 9 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported.

This takes the current total number to 161 including 5 deaths.

All nine cases were confirmed in Accra on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

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Three of the patients were said to have travelled to Ghana within the last 14 days from Germany, France, and Hungary.

The remaining six are of no travel history, the update from the Ghana Health Service stated.

According to the statement, 77 more samples were tested in Kumasi and they all proved negative.

It is clear that the nine new cases could have been avoided if the people involved had observed the self-isolation and quarantine measures when they came into the country.

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Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that 31 out of the former 152 confirmed cases had recovered and discharged from the hospital.

Also, some parts of Accra, Kasoa, and Kumasi are observing a lockdown for two weeks at the orders of President Akufo-Addo.

The measure is to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus which has plagued Ghana and almost all parts of the world.

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Security agencies have been deployed to various areas to ensure that the lockdown rules are enforced.

In an earlier report by YEN.com.gh, a statement by the police stated that the security men - the military and police, have been trained to be highly professional in their dealings with the public during the lockdown period.

One young man has, however, been ordered to sweep the Kasoa market for flouting the lockdown rules.

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