Just In: Ghana Records 287 Coronavirus Cases

Ghana’s number of Coronavirus cases has risen from 214 to 287 as 6th April, 2020 according to the Ghana Health Service.

Following measures for enhanced contact tracing and testing, Ghana has detected an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As at 6th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 287 cases of COVID-19 with five (5) deaths have been recorded. The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (258) followed by the Ashanti Region (18), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).

A total of 172 cases were reported from the routine and enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.

The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended. In all, a total 1,030 travellers were quarantined during the period. Out of these, 79 (7.7%) were positive during the initial testing whilst 951 were negative.

Twenty-six (26) among those that were initially negative were found to have converted to be positive at the exit screening, bringing to a total of 105 which constitutes 10.2% among the travellers that were quarantined.

Meanwhile, president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced an insurance package worth GHS 350,000 for all health personnel and allied profession at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

The president made the announcement in his televised address to the nation on Sunday evening April 6, 2020.

In addition to the insurance package, President Akufo-Addo listed a number of incentives made available by government to all frontline health workers.

This include the non-payment of taxes by health workers on their emoluments or the next three months ie  April, May and June with a 50% allowance on their March to June salary with the March allowance to be paid together with April’s.

He added that the health workers will from Monday also enjoy free rides to and from work on Ayalolo buses.

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