1,032 Cases Of Coronavirus Recorded In Ghana 10 Days After Lockdown Was Lifted

1,000 more cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Ghana since the country lifted its lockdown.

A three-week lockdown was lifted by the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo due to “improved coronavirus testing”.

The Ghanaian president had said non-essential businesses in Accra and Kumasi could reopen but strict social distancing guidelines and the use of face masks in public places.

“In view of our ability to undertake aggressive contact of infected persons, the enhancement of our capacity to test, the expansion in the numbers of our treatment and isolation centres, our better understanding of the dynamism of the virus, the ramping up our domestic capacity to produce our own personal protective equipment, sanitisers and medicines, the modest successes chalked at containing the spread of the virus in Accra and Kumasi, and the severe impact of the poor and vulnerable, I have taken the decision to lift the three-week-old restriction on movements in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa, and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and the contiguous districts, with effect from 1am on Monday, 20th April,” he had said.

The country had recorded 1,042 cases, and 99 recoveries as at April 19, when the lockdown was lifted.

By Thursday, the figures from the Ghana’s ministry of health has upped to 2,074 confirmed cases of COVID-19, out of which 212 recoveries and 17 deaths have been recorded.

This shows an increase of 1,032 cases since the lockdown was lifted.

Ghana is the first country in the West African region to lift the restriction on movement.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, announced the partial reopening of the country’s economy after five weeks of lockdown with a nationwide curfew scheduled to commence on May 4. The ban on school activities and religious gatherings will remain for now.