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Coronavirus: Ghana confirms one death case, closes boarders

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Ghana has announced the first death case of coronvirus and also revealed that the country has closed her boarder amidst the coronavirus.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo announced on Sunday morning in a televised address that the country has recorded the first death case of coronavirus. He had earlier disclosed that travelers from high-risk countries with more than 200 cases of the Covid-19 would not be allowed into the country. The only exceptions were Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits.

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The country has closed all her borders to human traffic to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The closure, however, will not apply to goods, supplies and cargo, President Nana Akufo-Addo said

He said:  “All our borders, that is, by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks beginning midnight on Sunday,” he said.

All travelers arriving in the country before midnight on Sunday will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing.

“Anybody who comes into the country before on Sunday will be mandatory quarantined and tested for the virus,” he added.

However, twenty-one cases have been confirmed as at 21:15 GMT on March 21. One death, of a 61-year-old Lebanese, who had tested positive in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, was announced by the president in his address.

Mahi Dare, is a writer who writes what's right. A lover of art and addicted to what is good.

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