- On April 6, 2020
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Source: https://www.graphic.com.gh/ | 20 March 2020
Ghana’s Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu says the country anticipates more reported case of COVID-19 as health officials trace almost 600 more people thought to have come into contact with infected individuals.
“But for now, we seem to have got to close to about 600 people that we are trying to trace, to check on them, whether they have already contracted the disease. And I know the number will be more”.
“So in the next two days and weeks, we are anticipating that we are going to have larger numbers of people who are already having the disease.”
The Health Minister gave the indications when the GCB Bank donated GH¢100,000.00 (One hundred thousand cedis) to the ministry on Friday.
He added that the country is in dangerous times, and that “We keep on asking them who they had contact with and I believe they might not even be able to give us the entire spectrum of people they might have met before we detected them to be positive.
“Over the last three days, almost every day, we get a case. So going forward, we may begin to grow positives exponentially and that is becoming a very dangerous situation for all of us”.
He added that the country’s health system is very fragile, adding that countries with better health systems are still struggling with the situation, hence there is a need for Ghanaians to take the preventive measures very seriously.