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Ghana Records 271 New Cases Of Coronavirus A Week After Lifting Lockdown

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Ghana Records 271 New Cases Of Coronavirus A Week After Lifting Lockdown

Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghana has confirmed 271 new cases of Coronavirus a week after lifting lockdown in Accra and Kumasi, the country’s two largest cities.

According to Ghana Web, there is now a total of 1,550 cases in the country including the 271 cases confirmed on Sunday by Ghana Health Service (GHS).

A new death from the disease was also recorded, with the total death toll standing at 11, with 155 recoveries so far.

The GHS data analysis revealed that 62 percent of infected persons in Ghana are male while 38 percent are female.

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

A week ago, Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo lifted the three-week lockdown in two cities, Accra and Kumasi due to 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 place.

He had urged Ghanaians to wear masks when going outside and to continue adhering to social distancing measures put in place to halt the spread of Coronavirus.

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