The latest information and data from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) indicates that the country has recorded 3,091 positive cases of COVID-19 as of May 7, 2020.
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Also, 303 recoveries have been recorded and the death toll is still 18.
Meanwhile, the Information Ministry’s press conference on Thursday, May 7, also revealed key happenings and the latest development on Ghana’s COVID-19 states.
YEN.com.gh presents a summary of what the government is up to.
1. Ghana's positivity data analyzed
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Thursday, released two graphs to prove that the country has reached its peak of the COVID-19 infection curve.
Director-General Dr. Patrick Aboagye said, we peaked around the 25 of April and since then the numbers have continued to come down until May 6.
“So that is showing that of the positivity, since peaking on April 2, we have consistently recorded a decline until today, May 7."
2. Update on GHC 600m soft loans program
The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) is conducting a stress test on the efficacy of its application portal before it launches it for the GHS600 million stimulus package for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
It will, however, accept manual application in the districts so that it does not exclude SMEs in the districts from accessing the facility.
“Currently, we are stress-testing the portal to ensure that the day when it is launched, when there is a rush or when there is a lot of people, it does not disappoint any of us,” Kosi Yankey Ayeh, Executive Director of the NBSSI said.
3. Ghana to receive Madagascar’s COVID-19 herbal cure
Ghana has accepted to receive a consignment of Madagascar’s COVID-Organics, which has been touted as a cure for coronavirus.
The Ghana Health Service said the West African country will resort to its Food and Drugs Authority to determine the efficacy of the herbal solution.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Thursday, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said he is not in a position to confirm whether Ghana will use the medicine or otherwise.
DR Congo, Tanzania, and South Africa are among countries who have ordered the herbal cure and are examining it for possible use.
4. COVID-19 has thrown government’s revenues out of the window
President Nana Akufo-Addo says government’s projections for the year 2020 have been thrown out of gear, following the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to the President, the government’s plans and policies for the year 2020 will have to be amended.
The President made this known at the Jubilee House on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Based at the Lawson Health Research Institute and led by Dr. Chirs Mcintyre, the team came up with the modified method after they saw that a new kind of treatment is necessary, especially for patients needing intensive care, CTV News reports.
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