Updates on COVID-19 as the news portals reported on Wednesday April 1

Updates on COVID-19 as the news portals reported on Wednesday April 1

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu told the country that Ghana has now recorded 195 positive cases of the coronavirus so far.

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So far, Ghana is doing well in managing the spread of the disease, as a 14-day partial lockdown is in place in Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and Kumasi.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa Central in the Bono Region of Ghana also told Ghanaians at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday that, President Nana Akufo-Addo is doing everything possible by providing the necessary resources for the frontline and health officers in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19.

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YEN.com.gh presents a review of all the top stories on COVID-19 for Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

1. COVID-19: Ghana officially starts use of Chloroquine (Video)

Presidential advisor on health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has revealed some of the medicines given to people infected by the deadly Coronmavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana.

Following the outbreak of the virus in November 2019, Ghana has so far recorded 195 cases with 5 deaths.

2. Photos and details of the Military man educating people in Trotro about lockdown

Photos of the military officer who was passionately appealing to passengers aboard public transport have emerged online. YEN.com.gh has his name as Lt. Col. Michael Kwame Afreh Mfum.

His soft words to the passengers are one that could not go unnoticed. He is indeed a professional.

3. COVID-19: 'Kayayei' in Ghana to receive GH¢10 daily during the lockdown period

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has instructed the local government ministry to provide GH¢10 daily to every head porter (kayayo) in the lockdown catchment zones.

The money, according to ministry, is meant to provide food for the vulnerable women whose livelihood has been hugely affected by the partial lockdown.

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4. COVID-19: BoG Hospital reserved for only VIPs and BoG staff - Health minister

A decision to allow only VIPs who may be infected with Coronavirus to be treated at the Bank of Ghana Hospital appears to have been shot down by the Bank of Ghana.

In a statement on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Central Bank, clarified that the hospital will “be available for the benefit of the general public.”

At a press conference, Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, indicated that the bank had made available two floors of its hospital to host 20 beds for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

5. Nana Addo's physician narrates how she protects him against COVID-19

Dr. Patrina Techi-Ankrah, Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's personal physician has narrated how he's strictly protected against COVID-19.

The medical doctor made the statements known at the press briefing that was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Information on April 1, 2020.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a team of former president John Dramani Mahama who is the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress has donated free breakfast at Madina.

The video sighted by YEN.com.gh was shared on the official Facebook handle of the former president and it showed that the team was led by a gentleman named Sosu.

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