Coronavirus: Cuba to assist Ghana with doctors in fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus: Cuba to assist Ghana with doctors in fight against COVID-19

The Cuban government says it is prepared to assist Ghana with medical doctors and health experts to combat the COVID-19 if a formal request is made in that direction.

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This follows an intervention by the African Union (AU) Commission through its Deputy Chairperson, Mr. Kwesi Quartey, on behalf of Ghana.

The commission is, therefore, encouraging the Government of Ghana to put in a formal request to the Cuban government to that effect.

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Mr. Quartey made this known in a letter of commendation signed by him and dated March 30, 2020, to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on efforts he had put in so far against the disease.

The letter stated that the seriousness with which the President was addressing the COVID-19 challenge was impressive and heartwarming.

Ghana has recorded 195 COVID-19 cases as of April 1, 2020, the health minister disclosed at a press conference on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu said the number of death still remains at five with 49 patients receiving care at home now.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo, his wife and family have all tested negative for COVID-19.

This was disclosed by his physician Dr. Patrina Techi-Ankrah.

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The president’s staff, according to her, have also been tested. All the results are negative.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the minister of health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has stated that the government has sealed a deal with the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to treat a defined group of people at the bank’s hospital.

According to him, the facilities of the hospital are reserved for BoG’s staff as well as Very Important Persons (VIPs) who test positive for COVID-19.

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