Ghana records first Coronavirus death case, as President set to update citizens


Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana.

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One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana.  Following this sad development happening on the soil of West African country former Gold Coast, it has been gathered that the President of the country, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, was set to address to address the nation with a view to updating citizens about the situation.

This was according to the Ghana’s Minister of Information, Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, while allaying fears and speculations generated by reports of possible national lockdown.  He noted that the president was due to update the nation on measures following a meeting with the committee on the COVID-19.

According to the Ghana Health Ministry, the 61-year-old Lebanese male trader and resident in Kumasi was unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 degrees Celcius), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19.

His case, which was the 11th confirmed infection in the country was reported on Thursday, March 19.

Deputy Health Minister Alex Abban who confirmed the death to Accra based Citi News noted that: “The information I got from the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service is that that person [the Lebanese man] has died. He died today.”

Earlier today the country recorded three(3) new confirmed cases of the fast-spreading Coronavirus pandemic, making a total of 19 cases in all.

All three cases were confirmed on the 21st March 2020 from the Greater Accra Region and Ashanti Region with two being recorded in the country’s capital according to information on government’s official COVID-19 update page;

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