Tamale, in the Northern Region of Ghana, has recorded 10 cases of COVID-19
– This adds to the total number of cases in Greater Accra, Ashanti Region and Upper West, sending the figure to 152 in Ghana
– 1 new case was also reported in Ghana’s routine surveillance
According to a report sighted by Yilayili.com the official website of the Ghana Health Service, 10 cases were reported in Tamale, in the Northern Region of Ghana, and were all imported. It is confirmed that the 10 cases were Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following intelligence report.
See post by Ministry of Health below:
Ghana's total cases now stand at 152 with break downs into Routine Surveillance, Mandatory Quarantine in Tamale and Mandatory Quarantine in Accra.
— Ministry of Health, Ghana (@mohgovgh) March 29, 2020
The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, sending Ghana’s total number of confirmed cases to 152 with five deaths so far. Just a day earlier, Ghana reported a total of 141 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus with only one coming from an imported source after a long while of no imported cases. The number of imported cases ceased after president Nana Akufo-Addo ordered on the night of March 21, 2020, that all borders to Ghana, both by land and air should be closed.
It appears that the 10 persons who have been confirmed with the disease in the Northern Region came through some unapproved means, for which they had to be picked up quickly.