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Daily Archives: March 24, 2020

Covid-19: Ghana detains US citizen for illegal entry

A US citizen who had crossed over from Togo to neighbouring Ghana has been arrested, officials said on Tuesday. He was picked up by Ghanaian immigration personnel after he reportedly landed at the Lome airport on March 20. This follows the closure of Ghana’s borders to curb the spread of the novel Covid-19 in the country – which has so far killed ...

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COVID-19: 1,030 persons quarantined in Ghana

A total number of 1,030 who arrived in Ghana have been quarantined, the National Security revealed on Tuesday. An official of the national security O.B Dickson at a press conference said a psychologist has also been employed to counsel all those in quarantine at the various isolation centers. The Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu speaking at the same event ...

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Ghana’s COVID-19 cases increase to 52

Ghana’s confirmed cases of Coronavirus(COVID-19) have risen from 27 to 52 as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, after 25 new cases have been recorded. Out of 1,030, travelers quarantined, 25 persons out 185 persons tested so far have tested positive for the virus. The Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu addressing a Press conference on Tuesday disclosed that those in ...

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Afro-jazz great Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus

Veteran Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango died on Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus, his music publisher told AFP. The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit “Soul Makossa”, is one of the first worldwide stars to die as a result of COVID-19. “He died early this morning in a hospital in the Paris region,” his music publisher Thierry Durepaire said. Dibango ...

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COVID-19: Beaches closed down; Police begin patrols Tuesday

The Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA)has closed down all beaches until further notice. A Press Statement by the GTA warned that the National Security and the Police will begin patrols of the beaches from Tuesday March, 24, 2020 to ensure compliance of the closure order. “The general public and tourist business operators are urged to be mindful of the precautionary measures announced ...

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Ghana records 2nd coronavirus death; confirmed cases now 27

One more person has died from the world’s deadliest plague, coronavirus in Ghana. This brings the total number of recorded deaths to two. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases has jumped from 24 to 27, the health ministry has announced on its covid-19 portal. According to the Ghana Health Service: “All the twenty-five (25) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in ...

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