The Health Minister, Kweku Agyeman-Manu has disclosed that Thirty-one out of the 152 persons who were receiving treatment after contracting COVID-19 virus have recovered.
According to the Minister, the recovered patients will be kept in isolation and monitored for about four weeks, after which period, more tests will be conducted before they are declared to have fully recovered.
This brings the total number of people who have recovered from the disease in Ghana to 33.
The development has brought great relief to many as Accra, Kumasi and Kasoa enter day three of a partial lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Meanwhile, Ghana, has for the past two days recorded no Coronavirus infections cases, a situation which is largely attributed to the strict adherence to the lockdown protocols on the part of Ghanaians.
President Nana Akufo-Addo declared a two-week partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi which begun last Monday, March 30, 2020.
The decision which affects Accra, Tema and Kumasi according to the President, is to help curb the spread of COVID-19 which has led to fiver deaths and infected some 152 people.
Although majority of Ghanaians were skeptical about the progress of the lockdown, there seemed to be enough compliance to the order as security forces including the police, military, immigration, National Security personnel are spread across the catchment areas to ensure that people do not flout the lockdown protocols.
More than 37,000 people have died from COVID-19 globally, while over 780,000 infections have been confirmed in at least 178 countries and territories. More than 166,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus.
In Ghana and all countries across the world, stringent measures, including lockdowns have been declared to curb the spread of the disease.
Meanwhile, there are reports that a coronavirus patient who was under quarantine in the Northern Region fled the facility, leaving medical and government officials worried over the safety of people who may come into contact with the said patient.
The patient is said to be one of the 10 Guineans who were
arrested and kept under quarantine in Tamale when they attempted to enter into
the country illegally after the closure of the country’s borders.
According to the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, the patient, scaled over a wall leaving behind her belongings on Monday but security personnel are on a manhunt for the patient.
It will be recalled that last Sunday, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed that the 10 Guineans who were arrested under on the directions of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region for illegally trying to enter Ghana through Burkina Faso and Togo had tested positive for Coronavirus.