Connect with us

Coronavirus

Ghana records first coronavirus death, closes all land borders

Published

Coronavirus: South Africa confirms first case

The Deputy Health Minister in Ghana identified as Alex K. Abban has confirmed its first Coronavirus death in an interview on Citi TV on Saturday evening.

Abban disclosed that the deceased is a male trader who reported to a health facility in Kumasi with a fever and cough. He was confirmed as a carrier of the virus on March 19, 2020.

The Minister said;

“The information I got from the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service is that, that person [the Lebanese man] has died. He died today.”

An update by the Ghana Health Service read;

“He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ?), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19.”

In a televised address on Saturday, March 21, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the closure of all borders to human traffic to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Goods, supplies and cargo will not be affected by the closure.

MORE READING!  Ghana’s COVID-19 cases surpass 24,000

President Nana said;

“All our borders, that is, by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks beginning midnight on Sunday,” he said.

All travellers arriving in the country before midnight on Sunday will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing.

“Anybody who comes into the country before on Sunday will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for the virus.”

Ghana’s index case of coronavirus was announced on March 12. Twenty-one cases have been confirmed in the West African country as of March 21.

MORE READING!  Yam grows out of UNICAL hostel while on lockdown (Photos)

General

COVID-19: Kwara deputy governor’s aides test positive

Published

on

Some aides of the Kwara State deputy governor and chairman of the Technical Committee on Coronavirus, Mr Kayode Alabi, have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Modupe Joel, on Sunday, the deputy governor said his COVID-19 positive aides have been admitted to Covid-19 Infectious centre, Sobi Specialist Hospital Ilorin.

MORE READING!  Social media breeding uninformed youths, University don says 

Mr Alabi, who again called on the people of the state to always adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocols, warned that the disease is a real and present danger that requires serious caution.

He explained that the government is determined to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and curb community transmission.

The Deputy Governor called on Kwarans to take responsibility in the fight against the disease, saying that the only antidote against COVID-19 is to obey all the government’s and health officials precautionary measures such as wearing of nose masks, avoidance of large gathering, adherence to physical distancing, washing of hands with soap and running water or sanitiser, among others.

MORE READING!  Hushpuppi and Woodberry are gay, Kemi Olunloyo alleges

He also advised all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to emulate his action by testing staff.

 

Continue Reading

General

Oyo discharges 67 more Covid-19 patients

Published

on

Oyo: Makinde says schools, worship centres won't reopen anytime soon

No fewer than 67 COVID-19 patients were on Saturday discharged from the Oyo State Isolation Centre after receiving their second negative test results.

Governor Seyi Makinde, who announced this through his official Twitter handle, on Sunday, said the figure raised the number of discharged cases in the state to 992.

He, however, stated that 17 new cases were recorded on Saturday when their tests came back positive.

MORE READING!  Hushpuppi and Woodberry are gay, Kemi Olunloyo alleges

According to the governor, the cases are from Ibadan North Local Government Area (LGA) with six, Ibadan Southwest LGA with four, while Lagelu and Oluyole LGAs have three and two cases respectively.

“Akinyele LGA and Ogbomosho North LGA recorded one case each. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State as at today is 1,706,” Makinde tweeted.

MORE READING!  ECOWAS Court gets legal instrument to enforce its judgments in Ghana

The governor added that one COVID-19 related death was also recorded on Saturday, bringing the number of deaths in Oyo State to 21.

He implored residents of the state to keep following the guidelines of the COVID-19 Task Force to ensure a slow down in the spread of the virus in the state.

“Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, wear face masks in public places and maintain proper social distancing.

MORE READING!  China bans some food imports after coronavirus detected on shrimp

“Also call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000, 08095863000, 08078288999 and 08078288800 or visit a community-based testing centre, if you have any COVID-19 symptom.

“The symptoms are cough, fever, tiredness, body ache, loss of smell/taste and shortness of breath,” the governor tweeted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAN

Continue Reading

Coronavirus

India records highest daily spike of Covid-19 cases

Published

on

India within the last 24 hours recorded a single-day spike of 28,637 COVID-19 cases, making the country’s caseload already close to crossing the 850,000 marks.

This comes just five days after crossing the 700,000 marks, India Today reports.

According to the Union Health Ministry report, the new figure of cases has made it the ninth consecutive day that coronavirus cases in India increased by more than 22,000.

MORE READING!  Hushpuppi and Woodberry are gay, Kemi Olunloyo alleges

The Health Ministry also reported 551 deaths in the last 24 hours. With the fresh cases, India’s coronavirus tally has now reached 849,553.

Out of the cases, 292,258 are active and 534,621 people have been cured of the infection. The death toll has also hit 22,674.

New Delhi, the capital alone recorded 1,781 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the tally in the city to over 110,000, while the death toll from the disease climbed to 3,334.

MORE READING!  15,000 NIPOST workers to lose jobs, threaten strike

In other news, Bollywood film star Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The Indian actor on Saturday announced on his Twitter page has tested positive to the infection. The Indian Express reported that the 77-year-old actor was admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai

Continue Reading




Trending