COVID-19 UPDATE: GHANA LIFTS LOCKDOWN DUE TO SEVERE IMPACT ON THE POOR


After three weeks of lockdown Ghana is the first African country to lift lockdown. Ghana on Monday ended a three-week lockdown on two key regions as the west African nation’s leader said testing had improved and the measures were having a “severe” impact on the poor.
In a televised address, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the lifting of restrictions on movement around the capital Accra as well as Kumasi
Ghana has demonstrated immense leadership by the following actions,

Ghana has conducted 68,591 Coronavirus tests. The second country in Africa to test such number of people. The first is South Africa and the third is Egypt.

As a result of the tests they found 1,042 cases, only 9 persons died and they had 99% recoveries.

Ghana used drones to transport test samples.

Ghana is also producing its own face masks, sanitizers, gloves, scrubs, gowns, head gears and personal protective equipments.

Currently, tbere are 1279 cases, 134 recoveries and 10 deaths. Ghana revenue authority following the lift have begun producing over 14,000 litres of sanitizer for workers and visitors over the country.

Meanwhile the Giant of Africa, Nigeria is yet to relieve their citizens of some financial burden.
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