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Coronavirus: Ghana Will Not Be Locked Down – Oppong Nkrumah

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Minister for Information and Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayerebi, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has denied reports the country will be locked to curb the spread of the Covid 19.

According to him, the President will address the nation at 6 pm to update Ghanaians on the latest preparations by the government after he has met with the coronavirus management team.


Speaking in an interview with Peace Fm’s Akwasi Aboagye on Entertainment Review, he explained that the president will be speaking at 6 pm but there will no lockdown so Ghanaians should not panic, he added.

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Ghana has recorded three more cases of the coronavirus less than 24 hours after five additional cases were reported.


This is according to the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Aboagye.

Mr. Aboagye says all three new cases were imported. According to him, two were reported from the Greater Accra Region and one from the Ashanti Region.

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The carriers include a 55-year-old Ghanaian woman; resident of the UK who returned to Ghana within two weeks and an 84-year-old Ghanaian lady who is a resident of the United Kingdom but came back to Ghana within the past two weeks.


From the Ashanti Region, a 27-year-old Chinese male who returned to Ghana two weeks ago also tested positive. On Friday, March 20, the novel coronavirus cases in Ghana increased from 11 to 16.

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Details from the Ghana Health Service’s website confirmed the latest development.