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Confirmed cases of Covid-19 now 9 - Oppong Nkrumah

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has announced that Ghana has confirmed two more cases of Cov-d-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 9.

Oppong Nkrumah in a tweet said, “Unfortunately we have confirmed two more cases overnight. Ghana’s case count is now at 9. Health services are still managing all suspected and confirmed cases well”.

The Ghana Health Service official site has also increased its confirmed figures from 7 to 9.

According to the website, the two more confirmed cases are from the Greater Accra Region. Both are imported cases.

One is a 56-year-old man, a Ghanaian who travelled back to Accra from a trip to UK about a week ago. The other is a 33-year-old Ghanaian, who returned to Accra from a conference in UAE. Both cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

This brings to a total of nine (9) confirmed COVID-19 cases. There is no death. On contact tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Nineteen (19) of the contacts developed some forms of symptoms and samples have taken for laboratory testing. We have received results for 15 of them which are all negative for COVID-19 and we are awaiting results for four (4) of them.

Transport operators want Covid-19 jingles to enable them create awareness - Minister for Transport

The Minister for Transport, Kweku Ofori Asiamah has indicated that transport operators have requested jingles on Covid-19 infection and preventive measures issued by the Ministry of Health to play in public transport as part of efforts to support the fight.

The Minister made this known at a press briefing today in Accra on the country's response to COVID-19.

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Speaking at the press briefing, the Transport Minister Mr Asiamah indicated that the industry is in compliance with the directive of the Ministry of Health stating some measures put in place to aid in the fight of Covid-19 at various bus terminals across the country.

''This is a health issue we need to adapt to the Ministry of Health directive of washing hands under running water with soap for and applying sanitizers passengers at loading terminals. The Public address system at their loading terminals must inform the drivers and passengers of Covid-19 infection. The transport operators have requested for us to help them provide messages on pen drives so that instead of playing music in their buses, they will play these messages in to drum the messages to the people''.