CORONAVIRUS: CASES IN GHANA RISE TO 53 WITH 2 DEATH.

• Last week, the West African nation announced the closure of its borders to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

Most African governments have introduced several measures to curtail the virus' spread, including closing schools, imposing travel restrictions and prohibiting large gatherings.



As of 24 March 2020, a total of fifty-three (53) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. All the fifty-one (51) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.


The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.

A total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested; and out these twenty-six (26) tested positive for COVID-19.


Health officials says, a great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries.


Last week, the West African nation announced the closure of its borders to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

Most African governments have introduced several measures to curtail the virus' spread, including closing schools, imposing travel restrictions and prohibiting large gatherings.



Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.


Contact tracing


A total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.


One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.


Nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.


What should I do to keep my spirit up while in self-quarantine?


Being under quarantine can be frightening. The following should be done to reduce anxiety -- Talk to the other members of the family about the COVID-19. Understanding the disease will reduce anxiety. -- Reassure young children using age-appropriate language. -- Think about how you have coped with difficult situations in the past and reassure yourself that you will cope with this situation too. Remember that quarantine won’t last for long. -- Keep in touch with family members and friends via telephone, email or social media. -- Stock plenty of materials to read to keep your mind occupied. -- Exercise regularly from your quarantine area. -- Ensure that you drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to keep hydrated. -- Eat all your meals in a timely manner.



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