Ghana records 271 new cases of Coronavirus a week after lifting lockdown

Ghana has affirmed 271 new cases of Coronavirus just a week after lockdown has been lifted in Accra and Kumasi, the country’s two major cities. 

According to Ghana Web, Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed the 271 new cases on Sunday to take their total number to 1,550. A new toll of deaths from the disease was also recorded. 

The death toll now stands at 11 with 155 persons recovering from the disease.

The Ghana Health Service data analysis also revealed that 62% of infected persons in Ghana are male while 38% are female.

It was also revealed that only 16% of infected persons have a travel history with a staggering 84% having no clear history of travel.

A week ago, the Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown in two cities, Accra and Kumasi citing improved coronavirus testing and the “severe” impact of the restrictions on the poor and vulnerable in the country.

According to him, the decision did not mean the government was letting its guard down, saying existing bans on public gatherings and school closure were still in order.

He urged the people to wear masks when going outside and to continue cling to social distancing measures put in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus. 

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