The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a communicable respiratory disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus that causes illness in humans.
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Scientists are still learning about the disease and think that the virus began in animals. At some point, one or more humans contracted the disease from an animal, and those infected humans began transmitting the infection to other humans.
The disease spreads from person to person through infected air droplets that are projected during sneezing or coughing.
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It can also be transmitted when humans have contact with hands or surfaces that contain the virus and touch their eyes, nose, or mouth with the contaminated hands.
COVID-19 was first reported in China, but it has now spread throughout the world. There is currently no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19.
Ghana recorded its first cases of the disease on March 12, 2020. According to the Ghana Health Service's latest update, the country has 1,671 positive cases, out of which 188 have recovered fully and 16 have died.
YEN.com.gh has a wrap of all the news on COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
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1. Landlords advised against taking on new tenants without COVID-19 clearance
The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta-Akyea, has asked landlords not to take undue advantage of the economic crises posed by COVID-19 to exploit financially constrained tenants.
Addressing journalists in Accra, Mr. Atta-Akyea also cautioned landlords against accepting tenants especially foreigners who have not checked their COVID-19 status.
He explained that this was in line with efforts to stop the community spread of the virus.
2. Akufo-Addo hasn’t abandoned Mahama health projects – Health Minister replies critics
Government has debunked claims that it had abandoned all health projects started by the Mahama administration.
Many Ghanaians including members of the opposition National Democratic Congress, criticised and accused government of deliberately abandoning projects started by the Mahama administration.
But in a sharp response, the sector Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, said the government has never abandoned any of such projects.
3. COVID-19: Kennedy Agyapong donates 150,000 facemasks to government
The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyepong, has presented 150,000 facemasks to the Presidency.
The Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, received the items on behalf of the government.
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4. COVID-19: Ghana to open airports for domestic flights this weekend
Ghana's Aviation Minister, Kofi Adda, has revealed that the West African nation is likely to open its airports for domestic flights this weekend.
According to him, all precautionary measures have been taken at all airports in the country to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
5. COVID-19: 13 doctors infected with virus in Ghana so far - GMA
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.
6. 5 categories of people in Ghana required to constantly wear a mask in public
The Ministry of Health has announced that every Ghanaian must entreat to wear a face mask in these critical times.
According to a statement signed by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, it is now compulsory for all Ghanaians to were the face masks “in all public places where it may be difficult to maintain social distancing”.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Doreen Tay, a 43-year-old Ghanaian nurse who lived in the United States of America (USA) has died of the novel coronavirus within five weeks after contracting the disease.
Doreen becomes the third nurse from Ghana working abroad who has succumbed to the global pandemic that is currently plaguing the whole world.
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