By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will address the nation on the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 10 pm today.
He will as part of his address, outline the measures taken against the spread of the Coronavirus.
Ghana has so far recorded four more cases of the Coronavirus. This makes a total of six cases.
The development was announced by Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie during a press briefing on the current status of the country at the Information Ministry, Sunday, March 15, 2020.
According to him, two more cases, after Thursday’s, were confirmed on Friday, March 13, 2020 – one from the Ashanti Region and the other from the Greater Accra Region.
“The first is a 56-year-old Ghanaian who returned from a trip to the United Kingdom on the 4th of March. He stayed in the UK for 10 days. He developed symptoms on the 12th of March and reported to a health facility in Obuasi,” said Dr. Sarkodie.
Samples, according to Badu Sarkodie, were taken from him and taken to the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research and the results returned positive.
The second, he noted, is a woman, and a student. She travelled to the United States of America, stayed there for about 10 days and returned to Ghana on the 10th of March.
On the 13th of March, she started showing symptoms that later were confirmed to be compatible with the suspected case of COVID-19.
Samples were taken, taken to Noguchi Memorial Medical Research Institute and emerged positive.
The fifth and sixth cases were recorded on Saturday, late in the afternoon, from the Noguchi Memorial Medical Research.
According to Dr. Sarkodie, the first is a 42-year-old Ghanaian male who returned to Ghana on the 8th of March. He had travelled to Switzerland and the UK in the past 14 days.