The COVID-19 pandemic the world in battling was first reported by Chinese authorities to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019.
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What started a mystery disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan has now spread across the world.
Presently the number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the world has surpassed 2 million.
The United States has recorded the most numbers, followed by Spain, Italy, Germany, etc.
On the African continent, there has been a rapid increase in cases in Niger, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, and Cameroon, as well as high death rates in Burkina Faso, Congo, and Algeria.
Ghana has also had its fair share of cases. The West African country has recorded 834 at the moment.
YEN.com.gh presents a wrap and update of COVID-19 as of Saturday, April 18, 2020.
1. Ghana’s COVID-19 case count now 834
2. 99 COVID-19 patients recover in Ghana; 4 in critical condition
Ninety-nine others are said to have tested negative and deemed to have recovered, the Ghana Health Service announced.
3. COVID-19: Akufo-Addo virtually cuts sod for isolation unit at Ga East Hospital
President Nana Akufo-Addo has for the first time in the history of the Ghanaian government virtually held a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a 100-bed treatment and isolation unit at the Ga East Hospital.
Sitting in his office and watching the live broadcast of the sod-cutting, President Akufo-Addo interacted with the people on the ground and addressed the gathering as well.
4. Uproar after video of African lady being denied entry into Chinese shop goes viral
The clip emerged in the backdrop of increasing humiliation and mistreatment of Africans in China with authorities linking them to the new wave of coronavirus cases in the country.
5. COVID-19: Video drops of Accra Brewery Market bustling with activity
YEN.com.gh has sighted a trending video of traders at the CMB market also known as the Accra Brewery night market, as at 10 pm Friday, April 17, 2020 night, bustling with human and trading activities.
Created as part of Facebook’s efforts to help the global fight against COVID-19, users in Ghana will now be able to access the latest news and information from trusted health authorities as well as resources and tips on staying healthy, and supporting their family and community.
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