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‘Retired Health Workers To Be Called Back To Help Deal With Covid-19’- Nana Akufo Addo Reveals

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President Nana Akufo Addo has revealed that all retired health personnel will be required to come back to help deal with the covid-19 situation.

Nana Akufo Addo made known while addressing the nation in a live broadcast on Satuday- March 21, 2020.

Nana Akufo Addo also revealed new measures that have been put in place to ensure the spread of the deadly virus curtailed, some of which include shutting down our borders for two weeks and fasting & prayers scheduled for March 25, 2020.

He said we’ll collectively overcome this major health setback as it will soon pass like other diseases which popped up suddenly and varnished that were recorded in the past in mankind’s history.

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Allow Me To Pray For Coronavirus Patients, I Can Heal Them – Bishop Thunder Begs Akufo Addo

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The founder of Jesus House Pentecostal Ministry, Bishop Thunder has pleaded to Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo Addo to grant him the permission to pray for people who have tested positive for coronavirus.

He stressed how God can heal the coronavirus patients through him after praying for them when speaking with Zion Felix on the ‘Uncut Show’.

Bishop Thunder said God has given him healing gift so many years so the president should give him the chance.

He said it is important for people to rely on God since there are no vaccines or medicines for the coronavirus.

According to him, God is the final solution in everything as scientists and doctors are struggling globally to find a way out.

The founder of Jesus House Pentecostal Ministry stated that he is ready to die and save others if that would have been a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop Thunder was hopeful that the coronavirus outbreak will cease by the end of April this year.

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Vice President Bawumia donates 3 months salary to COVID-19 Fund

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumua, has followed the exemplary gesture of President Akufo-Addo by donating three months of his salary to Ghana’s COVID-19 Fund.

In his broadcast to the nation on Friday night, President Akufo-Addo, among other measures, announced the establishment of a COVID-19 Fund to raise money to mitigate the impact of the virus on vulnerable Ghanaians who have been affected.

The President also revealed he had instructed the Controller and Accountant General to pay his next three months salary to support the Fund.

Vice President Bawumia has also confirmed his next three months’ salary will be paid to the COVID-19 Fund to support it.

“To support the kind gesture by the President of directing the Controller and Accountant General to pay his April, May and June salaries to Covid-19 Fund, I am donating three months of my salary starting from April to support the fight against Covid-19,” Vice President Bawumia wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.

While sympathizing with those who have fallen victim to the virus, Dr. Bawumia also urged all to adhere strictly to measures announced by the government to prevent further spread of the virus.

“Fellow Ghanaians, March has been a sorrowful month for us as a nation with the Covid-19 infection,” wrote the Vice President.

“Samira and I empathize with all infected with the virus, and we wish them a speedy recovery. We also express our sympathies to families of those who have lost their lives through the virus. May the souls of the departed rest in the bossom of God.”

“Last night, President Akufo-Addo’s address to the nation anchored on the bold measures taken by the government to help contain the Coronavirus pandemic and prevent further spread.”

The Vice President was optimistic that if government’s preventive protocols are observed, the country will overcome the virus.

“Ultimately, we should all endeavour to stay at home, observe the preventive measures and together create a Covid-19-free society.”

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Coronavirus Cases In Ghana Up By 4; Now 141 With 5 Deaths

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An update by the Ghana Health Service shows that the number of Coronavirus cases in Ghana has increased with the number of deaths increasing.

Before this update, Coronavirus cases in Ghana was 137 with four fatalities but both figures have increased as four new cases have been recorded with another death being confirmed.

At the moment, the total number of Coronavirus cases in Ghana is 141 with 5 death. This was revealed by the Ghana Health Service.

Situation Update, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Ghana As At 28 March 2020, 15:20hrs

As of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana. Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities. Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%.

Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive.

Only three regions have so far reported cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance. One case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region. The Ashanti Region has recorded 7 of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region. All other 54 cases from routine surveillance were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

A total of 731 contacts of confirmed cases are currently being followed up by the contact tracing team. Among contacts, 53 were found to have symptoms and 48 have been tested with one person testing positive.

Two hundred and thirty-one contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up.

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