Friday, 07 May

COVID-19’ll be with us for a long time – Health Minister

Health News
Health Minister Kweku Agyemang-Manu

Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has warned Ghanaians that the coronavirus pandemic will linger for a “very long time”.

He has, therefore, urged Ghanaians to stick to the measures outlined by the WHO and local health authorities which include the washing of hands regularly under running water with soap, the use of hand alcohol-based hand sanitisers, the wearing of facemasks and staying home if need be.

“The virus will be with us for a very long time,” the minister said at a press briefing on Tuesday, 5 May 2020, adding: “We need to observe the protective measures”.

So far, Ghana has recorded 2,719, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said in its latest update on Monday, 4 May 2020. 

A total of 294 have recovered with 18 deaths.

Regional breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 2,332, Ashanti Region – 124, Eastern Region – 94, Central Region – 38, Volta Region – 30, Oti Region – 23, Western Region – 21, Upper West Region – 19, Upper East Region – 19, Northern Region – 13, Western North Region – 4, North-East Region – 2, Savannah Region – 0, Bono Region – 0, Ahafo Region – 0, Bono East Region – 0.