COVID-19 updates in Ghana as of Saturday, April 18, 2020

COVID-19 updates in Ghana as of Saturday, April 18, 2020

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.

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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. presents a wrap and update of COVID-19 as of Saturday, April 18, 2020.

1. Ghana’s COVID-19 case count now 834

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has jumped to 834 with one more death sending the death toll to nine, the health service said in its latest update.

2. 99 COVID-19 patients recover in Ghana; 4 in critical condition

One more person has died from the novel Coronavirus in Ghana bringing the country’s death toll to nine.

Ninety-nine others are said to have tested negative and deemed to have recovered, the Ghana Health Service announced.

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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

A video of an African lady being denied entry into a shopping center in China has sparked rage from the online community.

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

It is quite unbelievable how some Ghanaians can just defy lockdown directives and do the contrary of protocols set in place to protect their very self from harm's way. 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. earlier reported that Facebook is expanding its Coronavirus Information Centre to Ghana, following its launch across 18 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa last week.

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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K. Effah Evans Effah is a holder of a BA Diploma in Psychology and Linguistics from BA, Psychology and Linguistics. He’s a former editor who covered current affairs news and stories about Ghana. Before Yen, he worked for Citi FM and Ringier Ghana.

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