- On March 12, 2020, Ghana recorded its first COVID-19 case
- Since then, over 800 nurses were infected by the deadly virus, killing five, according to the country’s Registered Nurses and Midwives Association
- So far, 416 people have died from the disease
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At least five nurses and midwives have died from the complications related to COVID-19 since the outbreak in the country.
Ghana recorded its first case of the virus on March 12, 2020, from two people who arrived in the country—a Ghanaian and a Norwegian national.
Over 800 nurses and midwives also tested positive for the virus, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) stated.
“I can confirm that we have lost two midwives and three nurses,” the GRNMA’s General Secretary, David Tenkorang-Twum said on Monday, February 1, 2021.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Starr FM monitored by YEN.com.gh, Tenkorang-Twum added: “As of August last year, 840 of our people got infected but they have recovered and returned to work. It’s becoming overwhelming.”
Ghana has since the inception of January witnessed an astronomical surge in case count. Active cases stand at 5,358. So far, 416 people have died from the deadly contagion with 170 and 44 persons in severe and critical conditions respectively.
Meanwhile, Ghana is set to procure over 17 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of June.
President Nana Akufo-Addo made this known when he delivered the 23rd COVID-19 national address on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
The first batch of the COVID-19 vaccines is expected to arrive in the country by March 2021.
In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier filed a report of how the founder and leader of the Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, was spotted wearing two masks at the same time.
He was spotted with the double mask at the funeral of the late former President of Ghana, Ft Lt Jerry John Rawlings, at the Black Star Square on January 27, 2021.
His unwavering faith in God and the power that lies in prayer has gotten some people wondering why he was doubly serious about preventing COVID-19.
The much-revered man of God has explained why he wore double facemasks at the funeral of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
He disclosed that he received a lot of calls from friends and congregants curious to know if his action had something to do with divine instruction.
“Any atmosphere that is not prayer and Holy Ghost saturated, I will use my double mask and that has nothing to do with the faith that just has to do with common sense.
“For the bible says, ‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can imagine,’ that word imagine means ‘think’ and it is common sense so use your head,” he stated.
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