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Coronavirus News Updates in Ghana (Covid-19)- 17th March, 2020

Coronavirus News Updates in Ghana

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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).

This afternoon (17 March 2020); we have received report from NMIMR that indicated one (1) more confirmed case as positive for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region. The case patient is a 35-year-old male, a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Accra from France within the past 14 days. This is another imported case, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to seven (7). The case is being managed in isolation and he is in stable condition.

With regard to contact tracing, a total of 350 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Two of the contacts who developed symptoms, had their samples tested but they came out to be negative. Currently, there is no death and all the seven (7) confirmed COVID-19 cases are being managed in isolation and are in stable condition.

Coronavirus News Updates in Ghana

Contact Tracing Activation

A total of six cases have been confirmed so far with no local transmission.
350 contacts have been identified for these cases.
Follow up for these contacts have commenced.
The Minister of Health and relevant stakeholders met the Parliamentary Select Committee to deliberate on current progress and what GOG/MOH and other relevant MDAs are doing to ensure the safety of Ghanaians with the current Covid-19 Pandemic.

Coronavirus News Updates in Ghana

Travel Advisory

1. All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged until further notice.

2. Any traveler, except for Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits, who within the last 14 days, has been to a country that has recorded at least 200 cases of COVID-19, will not be admitted into the Ghanaian jurisdiction. Airlines are instructed not to allow such persons to embark. Border posts are instructed not to allow such persons into the jurisdiction.

3. There will be a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are otherwise allowed to enter the Ghanaian jurisdiction. Guidelines for self-quarantine will be available at the various Ghanaian ports of entry. Enforcement protocols are being deployed in collaboration with state security and health authorities. Persons determined to be unable to satisfactorily self-quarantine will be quarantined by the State.

4. Any admissible traveler, who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 will be quarantined and tested upon reaching Ghana.

5. Item one of this statement takes immediate effect.

6. Items 2,3 & 4 take effect at 1pm on Tuesday March 17th 2020.

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World Updates on Coronavirus on 17th March, 2020

Coronavirus Cases:

198,091

Deaths:

7,961

Recovered:

81,727

 

 

Source Ghana Health Service

 

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