Ghana’s COVID-19 cases jump to 566 … 158 new cases recorded via enhanced contact tracing

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Ghana’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has seen a significant jump by 158 new cases, the highest jump over 24 hours, to currently stand at 566 cases.

According to a tweet by the Diseases Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service the virus has spread to 10 regions of the country’s 16 regions.

“Over the past 13 days (since the introduction of the enhanced surveillance), a number of measures have been introduced to control and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Ghana.

Among these include restrictive movement in the hotspots of the outbreak, intensive contact tracing and laboratory testing, social distancing, and intensive public education. These measures have resulted in a sudden increase in case detection, with high number of cases being reported,” the update from the Ghana Health Service read.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his sixth address to the nation on the Coronavirus pandemic in the country, last Thursday, said Ghana is doing moderately well in combating the pandemic but would not relent in its fight.

He thus extended the current partial lockdown of Greater Accra, Kasoa, and Greater Kumasi by one more week and the extension is expected to take effect on Monday, April 13, 2020.

The president also cautioned the citizenry to observe social distancing measures and stay at home during the lockdown.

 

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