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Ghana’s Coronavirus cases shoot up to 834


By;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah

Ghana’s Covid-19 case count has seen a significant jump by a whopping 193 cases.

The latest figure released by the Ghana Health Service (GHS), which may come as unexpected to many, now puts the national tally at 834 from the previous 641.

Four major cities of the country, Accra, Kumasi, Kasoa and Tema, are already on a three-week lockdown aimed at holding the spread of the deadly virus.

However, it is unclear if the restrictions on movements, which has already been extended once, will be called off by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo in his next address due to the sudden rise in the number of cases.

The government on Thursday revealed that it was expecting results from some 12,000 samples sent for testing.

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, in a tweet on Thursday evening, said the processing will be in addition to 51,000 samples already tested as at yesterday.

Contact tracing teams and lab technicians were tasked to trace some initial about 10,000 at-risk-persons but have already tested some 50,000.

The enhanced testing programme makes Ghana the second most aggressive country in testing for Covid-19 in Africa.

Experts say early testing is key in helping a country take control of the spread and contain in.

Source: Ghana/

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