Ghanaians are today seeking the intervention of God as the deadly COVID-19 plagues the world.
President Akufo-Addo in a televised address asked Ghanaians to embark on a nationwide prayer and fasting to help heal the nation in the Coronavirus scourge.
Ghana has so far recorded two deaths with 53 cases as of Tuesday, 24th March 2020.
Globally, it has claimed the lives of about 19,000 in the last few months.
“These are not ordinary times and at such times in a country whose population is predominantly Christian, we must seek the face of the one true God for healing and restoration,” President Akufo-Addo told Ghanaians at the televised Prayer meeting held at the Jubilee House, the seat of the Presidency in Accra, Thursday, March 19.
As of March 24, 2020, a total of fifty-three cases including 2 deaths were confirmed.
All the fifty-one actives cases according to health experts are receiving treatment in isolation.
“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. As of 24 March, a total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested, and out these twenty-six tested positive for COVID-19,” the Ghana Health Ministry stated.
The Ministry added that “Greater majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK. In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.”
One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.
Nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.
By: Aboagye Frank Jackson / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Jakoadepa@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020