Ghana records 1,550 Coronavirus cases… 11 deaths

A total of 11 persons have so far died from Coronavirus in Ghana with the total number of infections spiraling to 1,550, according to the Ghana Health Service. The...

A total of 11 persons have so far died from Coronavirus in Ghana with the total number of infections spiraling to 1,550, according to the Ghana Health Service.

The current number of cases means 271 new cases have been confirmed since the last count which stood at 1,279.

The number of recoveries has also seen an increase as it now stands at 155 from 134.

Meanwhile, The Minister of Health has directed all food vendors, commercial vehicle drivers and other selected groups of individuals to always wear face mask as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

In a statement Saturday, the Minister also directed the use of face mask in all public places where social distancing will be difficult.

“The Minister of Health hereby directs the use of face masks in all public places where it may be difficult to maintain social distancing. The general public is encouraged to wear mask or face covering when going out whether sick or not or attending to a sick person. Incorrect use of face mask carries a high risk of infection,” the directive said.

It added: “The following groups or persons are required at all times to wear masks: Food vendors and sellers at markets, commercial vehicle drivers and attendants, commuters on public transports, persons in public and commercial centres, facilities and buildings including but not limited to offices, bars, workshops, restaurants, sports arenas and spas, saloons, shopping malls, churches, clinics and hospitals and all other facilities accessible to the public whether privately or publicly owned”.

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