Coronavirus: Ghana confirms one death, shuts down all borders

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Coronavirus: Ghana confirms one death, shuts down all borders

Coronavirus: Ghana confirms one death, shuts down all borders

All Ghanaian borders have been shut so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The closure does not apply to goods, supplies, and cargo, President Nana Akufo-Addo made this known in a televised address on Saturday.

The country also made a confirmation of its first death from the disease.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who is the Country’s Minister for Information, earlier before now made it known that travellers from high-risk countries with more than 200 cases of the Covid-19 would not be allowed into the country. The only exceptions were Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits.

As at March 21, there were a total of 21 confirmed cases of the disease. One death, of a 61-year-old Lebanese, who had tested positive in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, was announced by the president in his address.

“Unfortunately one person who tested positive for the virus, but had serious underlying health complications, passed away in the early hours of today,” the president said.

He said all others are responding to treatment with eight being managed from their homes in isolation.

Coronavirus: Ghana confirms one death, shuts down all borders

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