COVID 19 cases in Ghana hits 52 – At a Press briefing on Tuesday morning; March 24, 2020 the Ghana Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu confirmed discovery of additional 25 cases of imported COVID 19 into Ghana by those who arrived into the country in the last few days and had been placed in mandatory quarantine.
The total positive cases of COVID 19 in Ghana to 52, the Minister explained, and with 2 deaths.
A total of 1030 travellers who arrived in Ghana in the last three days are in mandatory quarantine.
Here are the facts as at March 24, 2020!
1030 in quarantine!
They’ve only tested 611.
Results back for only 185.
25 cases out the 185 alone is positive.
Quotes from the Health Minister on the Situation;
“We have adequate rooms in Accra… to actually take care of all those who have tested positive at the moment. But going forward, a team that is going round identifying places that we can use for isolation for case management, not only in Accra. What we have identified so far in Ghana now, we may have, we can describe two areas in Ghana as our own epicentres, Accra and Tema together and Kumasi.
We are doing what we describe as contact tracing, in Accra we have deployed 98 field officers and more to follow soon…”
As COVID 19 cases in Ghana hits 52 many are the questions as to what is next for country Ghana? Would there be a lock down? Are the Tamale and Ho centres ready to start massive testing? Are the test kits enough for the country?