Ghana records new variant of COVID-19

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President Akufo-Addo has announced that Ghana has recorded cases of the new variant of COVID-19, from airport arrivals, as the figures keep rising with 200 new cases every day.

He stated that the infected persons have been isolated to prevent the new variant of the disease from spreading among the public.
The discovery of the new COVID-19 variant cases follows a recent genomic sequencing undertaken by scientists, of passengers arriving in the country.
Currently, the country’s COVID-19 infections stand at of 1,924 cases, with treatment centers projected to be getting full. Of this number, 120 cases are said to be severe while 33 cases are described as critical.
The number of confirmed deaths has increased to 352 from 338.
In view of this development, the Police Service has been instructed to ensure the rigorous enforcement of the law on mask-wearing at all public places and in public transport.
President Akufo-Addo said “they are also to ensure the closure of all night clubs, pubs, cinemas and beaches that may be operating in defiance of the law. They will be assisted by the other security agencies if need be.”
The President, who was addressing the country for the 22nd time on measures taken against the spread of COVID-19 cautioned that if the current situation persists the country would return to a state of lockdown.

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