Ghana News: Ghana witness first coronavirus death, shut all land borders

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Ghana has recorded its first coronavirus death as affirmed by Deputy Health Minister, Alex Ok. Abban in an interview on Citi TV on Saturday night.

Abban disclosed that the deceased is a male dealer who reported to a well-being facility in Kumasi with a fever and cough. He was confirmed of Coronavirus on March 19, 2020.

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The Minister mentioned;

“The information I got from the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service is that that person [the Lebanese man] has died. He died today.”

An update by the Ghana Health Service read;

“He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ?), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19.”

In a televised address on Saturday, March 21, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the closure of all borders to human traffic to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Goods, supplies, and cargo will not be affected by the shutdown.

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President Nana said;

“All our borders, that is, by land, sea, and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks beginning midnight on Sunday,” he mentioned.

All travelers arriving within the nation earlier than midnight on Sunday might be required to endure obligatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing.

“Anybody who comes into the nation earlier than on Sunday might be mandatorily quarantined and examined for the virus.”

Ghana’s index case of coronavirus was introduced on March 12. Twenty-one circumstances have been confirmed within the West African nation as at March 21.

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