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Covid-19: Govt extends incentive package for health workers to end of Year

President Akufo Addo has extended the incentive package offered to health workers helping to fight the novel coronavirus to the end of 2020.

According to the President, this means that all health workers will pay no income taxes for the month of October, November, and December.

Again all frontline health workers as defined by the Ministry of Health will continue to receive an additional allowance of 50% of their basic salary per month for the month of October, November, and December,” President Akufo Addo stated on Sunday in his 19th address to the Nation on measures taken against the spread of coronavirus.

The President in April first announced a three-month incentive package for health workers due to the immense dedication and hard work being exhibited by them as they continue to care for those affected by the coronavirus, and for the sick in general.

He again extended by another three months which ended in September 2020.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s coronavirus active cases have to shot up to 1,156 from 947 in less than a week, the latest update by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Sunday, 8 November 2020 indicated.

The rise follows 198 new cases from the laboratories across the country, summing up the total number of confirmed national cases to 49,202.

The death toll has however remained at 320 for the past two weeks.

The total number of recoveries and discharges is 47,726. Two persons are presently on ventilators, 11 have been classified as severe while four remain critical.

The Kotoka International Airport has so far recorded a total of 171 cases out of which 53 have recovered.

Below is the regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 26,007

Ashanti Region – 11,047

Western Region – 2,999

Eastern Region – 2,455

Central Region – 1,935

Bono East Region – 785

Volta Region – 684

Western North Region – 653

Bono Region – 619

Northern Region – 547

Ahafo Region – 528

Upper East Region – 358

Oti Region – 243

Upper West Region – 90

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 19

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