As at March 17, 2020 there are 7 Confirmed COVID 19 in Ghana Cases 143 suspected cases amidst the craze for sanitisers gloves and nose masks according to the official report of Ghana Health Service.
The 143 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR). However, global figures for confirmed cases and deaths from COVID 19 keeps rising;
Prior to the 7th person confirmation, all 350 contacts of the already total 6 confirmed cases have been identified, there was a surety of no local transmission.
The 7th patient is a 35-year-old male, a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Accra from France within the past 14 days clearly indicating that it was imported.
Amidst all these prices of sanitisers, gloves and nose masks have hit the roof with sellers charging as high as 500%. Some regions have even ran out of supplies particularly hand sanitisers whiles some individuals have seized the opportunity to manufacture home made sanitisers for sale without FDA approval.
Others are hawking hand gloves and nose marks on the streets as a way of providing solutions as well as making some quick cash off the scare of the outbreak.
Currently, there is no death and all the seven (7) confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana are being managed in isolation and are in stable condition.