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The number of coronaviruses otherwise known as COVID-19 cases in Ghana has risen from 27 to 52 cases after individuals who were mandatorily quarantined have recorded 25 new cases.

It is reported that since the mandatory quarantine exercise was strictly enforced according to the directives of the President of Ghana, 1030 people have been mandatorily quarantined. Out of the number, 611 samples were picked up from the cohort out of which 25 have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

 

Press Briefing on Ghana’s update on #COVID19

Posted by Ministry of Information – Ghana on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed in his last address that all borders would remain closed beginning on the midnight of Sunday, March 22, 2020. This was because the number of cases of COVID-19 at the time which were 24, had 21 been imported into the country and only three from local transmissions. It is clear that Ghana’s cases have been imported from Norway, China, the UK, France and Lebanon among others.

In other news, a global pandemic with attributes resembling those of COVID-19 by name H1N1 or Influenza or Spanish flu occurred in 1918 and killed an estimated 100,000 Ghanaians. A report gathered by Cambridge.org indicates that the disease was introduced into the then Gold Coast by shipping along the Southern Coast and overland across the Northern Frontier. The influenza epidemic killed 100,000 or more people in less than six months and was almost certainly the worst short-term demographic disaster in the history of Ghana.