Former communications minister under the erstwhile John Mahama administration, Dr Omane Boamah has called on government to put in place stringent measures to stop the spread on covid-19 in the country.
He believes some comments by other nations to the effect that, they were preparing to evacuate their nationals from Ghana is a clear indication that the case might escalate beyond control here.
Ghana coronavirus cases rises to 53
The Ghana Health Service has confirmed an additional positive case of COVID-19 in Ghana.
The newly confirmed case adds on to the previous 52 which was announced at the press briefing by the Minister of Health earlier today, Tuesday.
“As of 24 March 2020, a total of fifty-three (53) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. All the fifty-one (51) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation,” the statement from the Ghana Health Service said.
The statement from the Service said, “the sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the President.”
According to the Health Service, a total of 1030 persons are under mandatory quarantine.
A total of 844 of the quarantined individuals also had their samples taken for the necessary tests out which 510 had their samples tested for COVID-19.