Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have jumped to 68 as at Wednesday, March 25 including two deaths, the Ghana Health Service has announced.
According to the GHS, the sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.
Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.
As of 24 March, a total of 1030 people were under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have been tested and 38 confirmed positive.
Globally, 423,469 people have been infected with 18,909 deaths and 109,153people fully recovered.
China, Italy, USA, Spain, Germany and the UK are the worst-hit countries in the world with South Africa and Egypt the hardest-hit countries on the African continent.
All social gatherings have been banned by the President with Ghana’s borders also closed to traffic. People arriving in the country locked for a 14-day mandatory quarantine.