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Oppong Nkrumah shares with Ghanaians how China is conquering coronavirus

By Mutala Yakubu
Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has shared some measures that China the epicentre of the Coronavirus have adopted in slowing the rate at which the epidemic is spreading.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah at a press briefing said the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations has been sharing with the rest of the world how they are conquering the virus.

"The Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations has given the world great lessons on how they are conquering the coronavirus. The first is early detection, which we in Ghana have also put in a system like that, early reporting, which again we have done in Ghana by introducing phone lines and online platforms, early isolation as you know even the first our first two cases are been treated in isolation. The other very important part of what he shared was mobilizing the general public and that is why we want every Ghanaian to help fight this,".

Meanwhile, 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.

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.

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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.