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Confirmed Coronavirus cases remain 7 but contacts now 381 - Dr Sarkodie

By Mutala Yakubu
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The Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Badu Sarkodie says confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ghana remains 7.

He, however, said the contacts which stood at 350 as at the last press conference organised by the Ministry for Information has now moved to 381.

He also revealed that none of the 381 contacts are suspected to have contacted the virus and contact tracing is still ongoing

Yesterday Ghana confirmed its latest case of the global pandemic.

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As of 17 March 2020, a total of 143 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has now passed 200,000, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

China still has the highest number of confirmed cases (81,102), while Italy has the second-highest with 31,506.

Measures according to the government are been put together to ensure the virus does not spread.

This also resulted in President Akufo-Addo suspending all outdoor events including funerals, church activities and naming ceremonies.

Schools have also been asked to close down for a period of 4 weeks.

He has also encouraged Ghanaians to ensure and follow strictly all the safety measures to ensure this virus does not find its feet in the country.