Ghana now has 52 confirmed Coronavirus cases, the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu has revealed.
As of Monday night [March 23, 2020], a total of 27 positive cases had been recorded in Ghana with two deaths. There were only 25 existing cases.
But at a press briefing Tuesday morning [March 24, 2020], the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu explained that the additional 25 cases were from those who arrived in Ghana in the last few days and were in mandatory quarantine and who have tested positive.
This brings the total positive cases in Ghana to 52, the Minister explained.
In all, a total of 1030 travellers who arrived in Ghana in the last three days are in mandatory quarantine.
The Minister said those in quarantine, psychologists have been deployed to have charts with them.
He said the Ministry was also in the process of handing them over to the case management team in isolated areas for treatment.
“Definitely, not all of them will be critically ill and they are not, some might not be ill at all, but decisions on them will depend on individual case management issue. If you are not even ill, you still have to be quarantined for the mandatory 14 days.”
He said early on, there indications that if a person test negative, “we release you after four days but, technical advise, we have met all the doctors and we cannot do that. We have to keep you for the entire two weeks, which is the days.”
He said: “We have adequate room in Accra… to actually take care of all those who have tested positive at the moment. But going forward, a team that is going round identifying places that we can use for isolation for case management, not only in Accra. What we have identified so far in Ghana now, we may have, we can describe two areas in Ghana as our own epicentres, Accra and Tema together and Kumasi.
“We are doing what we describe as contact tracing, in Accra we have deployed 98 field officers and
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Source: Graphic Online