Coronavirus: One week after lifting lockdown Ghana records 271 new cases

Coronavirus: One week after lifting lockdown Ghana records 271 new cases

Barely one week after Ghanaians celebrated the lifting of the coronavirus lockdown order, the country has recorded 271 fresh cases of the diseases.

Ghana lifted lockdown in Accra and Kumasi, the country’s two largest cities, last week but are seriously contemplating a new lockdown order.

According to Ghana Web, Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed the 271 new cases on Sunday taking their total number to 1,550. Also, a new death from the disease was recorded.

The death toll now stands at 11 with 155 persons recovering from the disease.

The Ghana Health Service data analysis also revealed that 62 percent of infected persons in Ghana are male while 38 percent are female.

It was also disclosed that only 16 percent of infected persons have a travel history with a staggering 84 percent having no clear history of travel.

Only last, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown in two cities, Accra and Kumasi citing improved coronavirus testing and the “severe” impact of the restrictions on the poor and vulnerable in the country.

He said the decision did not mean the government was letting its guard down, saying existing bans on public gatherings and school closure were still in place.

Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians to wear masks when going outside and to continue adhering to social distancing measures put in place to halt the spread of Coronavirus.

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