Coronavirus: Ghana records 73 new cases; total now is 287

Coronavirus: Ghana records 73 new cases; total now is 287

- Ghana's COVID-19 cases have moved to 287

- 73 new cases were confirmed on Monday, April 6, 2020

- Ghana has been fighting the deadly virus for thas past one month

-Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes

Ghana has recorded 73 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the total has now jumped to 287.

This was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Before the aforementioned date, Ghana's total cases were 214.

Coronavirus: Ghana records 73 new cases; total now is 287

Coronavirus: Ghana records 73 new cases; total now is 287
Source: UGC

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In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghana Health Service, Greater Accra Region has most cases (258) followed by the Ashanti Region (18), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).

The report added that total of 172 cases were reported from the routine and enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.

The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended. In all, a total 1,030 travellers were quarantined during the period. Out of these, 79 (7.7%) were positive during the initial testing whilst 951 were negative.

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Twenty-six (26) among those that were initially negative were found to have converted to be positive at the exit screening, bringing to a total of 105 which constitutes 10.2% among the travellers that were quarantined.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB) has announced a GHC3 billion package for pharmaceutical companies working in Ghana.

YEN.com.gh understands that this forms part of the strategies adopted by GAB to support the companies.

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The decision comes at a time when Ghana is implementing measures to eradicate the epidemic and GAB argued that the pharmaceutical companies are playing an important role in that endeavor.

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