As of Friday, March 20, 2020, Ghana has confirmed and recorded 16 cases of the coronavirus.
Considering the number of recorded cases, it means 50 percent of victims have recovered. They are reported to be showing no signs of the symptoms of the disease after undergoing numerous tests by the Noguchi Memorial Laboratory.
President Akufo Addo last Sunday announced the shut down of all educational institutions – universities, second cycle schools and basic schools effective, March 16, 2020, until further notice in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19. However, BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to prepare for their examination under prescribed social distancing protocols.
All public gatherings, including conferences, workshops, funerals, political rallies, sporting events, such as services in churches and mosques have been suspended for the next four weeks.
Private burials are however permitted but with limited numbers not exceeding 25 people in attendance.
He reiterated that travel bans announced are still in force.