COVID-19: 13 doctors infected with virus in Ghana so far - GMA

COVID-19: 13 doctors infected with virus in Ghana so far - GMA

- Dr. Paa Kwesi Baidoo says 13 Ghanaian doctors have been infected with the COVID-19

- The GMA Ashanti Divisional Chairperson says the virus is a dangerous one so Ghanaians should not play with it

- Ghana has now recorded 1,550 positive cases

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Hundreds of frontline healthcare workers have lost their lives to the COVID-19 in line of duty around the world.

In Ghana, a number of doctors have been infected by the deadly coronavirus, according to Dr. Paa Kwesi Baidoo, the Ashanti Divisional Chairperson of the Ghana Medical Association.

In an interview with Hello FM in Kumasi, Dr. Baidoo disclosed that about 13 doctors have been infected with the virus in Ghana so far.

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"About 13 doctors have been infected on the job as of Wednesday [April 22, 2020]. We shouldn’t joke with this virus. Some people think it’s a joke or because Ghanaians are not dying we have some favour. The two weeks lockdown helped us trace contacts and most of the people are in the younger age group. Of 100 infected people in the country, 8 or 10 are in critical condition,” he stated.

Dr. Baidoo’s revelation is no surprise as a lot of frontline healthcare workers are dying from the disease around the globe.

For example in Italy - one of the hardest-hit countries in the world, over 100 doctors have died of the novel coronavirus since the pandemic.

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Ghana has recorded 1,550 cases with 11 deaths and 155 recoveries, according to data from the Ghana Health Service.

The data also revealed that more males are getting infected than females in Ghana. earlier reported that the April 2020 Banking Sector Report shows that banks in Ghana recorded 38% profit in the first two months of the year 2020.

It was higher than the 31.5% recorded in the first two months of the preceding year.

The upsurge in profit was recorded despite the outbreak of the coronavirus which has affected economies globally.

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