Lockdown: Contact tracing results will determine extension – Akfo-Addo

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The president, Nana Akufo-Addo in a national broadcast on Sunday April 5, said government’s decision to extend the currently imposed lockdown will be determined by results of ‘some 15,385 out of 19,276 persons who have been reached through contact tracing’.


“We are, thus about to enter a critical phase of our fight in the coming week, as the Ghana Health Service is due to receive the results of some 15,385 out of 19,276 persons who have been reached through contact tracing. It is the results of these tests that will determine our future course of action. Government’s policy and measures will be driven by the science in this matter,”.

The President however said the decision will be made next week.

Ghana has confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19, health officials have said.

This brings the total number of cases in Ghana to 214 as of April 5, 2020.

An update by the Ghana Health Service stated that six of the cases were recorded in the country’s epicentre of the pandemic, Greater Accra while three are from the Ashanti region.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in a statement said, among the cases from Greater Accra, one is a 37-year-old woman with no history of travel nor contact with a confirmed case.

“One is a repeat test of a travellers under quarantine who was initially negative but converted to positive on a repeat test. Four are contacts of confirmed cases with no symptoms and were detected during the enhanced contact tracing and testing,” the statement added.

The GHS noted, “of the three cases from Ashanti region, two are Ghanaians who travelled to Ghana from France within the past 14 days and the third one is a Ghanaian who has no history of travel out of the country nor contact with any confirmed case.”

As of 4th April, 2020, Ghana has recorded a total of 214 cases of COVID-19 with five deaths.

Source: Ghana| Angelfmonlinegh.com |NY

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