Gov’t aggressively tackling COVID-19 – Oppong Nkrumah

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The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has noted that the government is working hard to curtail the community spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana.

He said Ghana, just as any country in the world, Ghana does not have enough hospital and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds to accommodate the entire population if they fall sick from the coronavirus.

Hence, the need to aggressively curtail the spread of the virus in the communities.

Speaking on the maiden edition of the Ask the Information Ministry on the topic Assessing Governments Response to the COVID-19’ on GTV Tuesday May 19, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said: “No country in the world has enough hospital beds and ICU beds to contain the entire population if they fall sick and so we have to ensure that we don’t have a lot of people contracting it.

“Ghana is using a slightly different approach. We have to ensure that community spread is curtailed.”

He further noted that if all person will adhere to the safety protocol outlined by health authorities which include the wearing if masks, the infection will certain reduce.

Ghana’s COVID-19 caseload is now 5,735, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has reported.

Also, the total number of recoveries has shot up to 1,754.

Meanwhile, one more patient has died to bring the death toll to 29.

Regional breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 4,314

Ashanti Region – 818

Central Region – 210

Eastern Region – 99

Western Region – 98

Western North Region – 57

Volta Region – 34

Northern Region – 31

Oti Region – 24

Upper East Region – 26

Upper West Region – 21

North East Region – 2

Bono Region – 1

Savannah Region – 0

Ahafo Region – 0

Bono East Region – 0

 

 

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