Ghana’s COVID-19 update: What the news headlines reported on April 14, 2020

Ghana’s COVID-19 update: What the news headlines reported on April 14, 2020

Ghana is one of the countries in the world that is aggressively dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The country has put in place strict measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

Ghana has also vehemently adapted the contact tracing and testing procedures.

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Speaking at the virtual launch of GH COVID-19 Tracker on April 13, 2020, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said the number of tests Ghana has conducted is 37,954 as at April 11.

This ranks the country among the top 20 nations in the world, and amongst the top in Africa, of countries who are testing for COVID-19 per capita. has a wrap of the top COVID-19 news headlines for Tuesday, April 14.

1. Ghana’s COVID-19 cases surge to 636

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has reached 636 as of April 14, 2020, the Ghana Health Service said in its latest update.

2. COVID-19: 17 recovered patients released by GHS

17 people have fully recovered from the COVID-19 after going through a series of tests, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed.

The Ghana Health Service noted that the recovered patients tested negative twice before being released.

3. $1bn IMF Coronavirus loan disbursement to Ghana

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given its approval for a $1 billion credit facility to Ghana to combat the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the economy and inflicted hardship on Ghanaians.

The IMF, on Monday, April 13, 2020, approved the fund, which would be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility.

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4. COVID-19: 406 stubborn Ghanaians to be punished for disobeying lockdown directives

Some 406 recalcitrant citizens have been arrested for breaching the lockdown orders in the country.

Addressing the media in Accra on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, the Head of Prosecutions at the Accra Regional Police Command ACP Lydia Donkor said the arrested persons will face either fines or jail terms or both.

The fine ranges from GhC12,000 to GHC60,000 and the jail term is between 4-10 years.

5. Kwadwo Asamoah supports coronavirus fight with $20,000 donation to KATH

Black Stars player, Kwadwo Asamoah has donated an amount of $20,000 to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to help the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo recently set up a COVID-19 fund and called on civil society and individuals to donate to help a worthy cause.

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