• The new novel coronavirus has now infected 3,529,408 people worldwide since it emerged in Wuhan, China. 248,025 persons have died from the virus and 1,133,538 patients have recovered globally.
The Ghana Health Service, latest update on the nation’s COVID-19 situation indicates the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country has moved up to 2,719.
A total of 294 patients have recovered from the virus and 18 mortality.
As it stands, the new novel coronavirus has now infected 3,529,408 people worldwide since it emerged in Wuhan, China. 248,025 persons have died from the virus and 1,133,538 patients recovered globally.
United States has the world's highest infected persons and death. 1,191,403 people infected with 68,678 deaths, next Spain, 218,011 confirmed cases with 25,428 mortality and Italy coming third with 211,938 confirmed cases with 29,079 deaths.
In a recent news, Dr. David Nabarro an Imperial College professor said, the world may have to live with Covid for years to come. He also warned vaccine may never be created and outbreaks and lockdowns could become the norm
Border Closure Extended
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo addressing workers in a virtual May Day celebration on Friday May 1st, 2020, held at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) indicated that"government has taken the decision to extend further the closure of our borders for a month, effective 1am on Monday, 4th May, until Sunday, 31st May".
"These restrictions cannot and will not be a permanent feature of our lives, but they are, for now, essential to our survival. As I said last Sunday, I shall be outlining, shortly, the steps for, systematically, easing the restrictive measures to bring us back to normality" he added.
Stop the stigmatisation of recovered persons
The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo also urged the public to stop the stigmatisation of recovered persons of COVID-19 as it will rather drive people away from getting screened, tested and treated.
The stigmatisation of recovered persons must not go on, because if the virus did not end their lives and livelihoods, the stigma from members of their communities should not. The overwhelming majority of them will continue to live perfectly normal lives, and cease to be sources of infections.
A total of twelve (12) regions out of sixteen (16) regions has reported cases of the deadly coronavirus.
Regions that have reported cases of the coronavirus in the country are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Oti, Volta, Central, Upper West, Upper East, North East, Western Region and Western North.
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