Ghana confirms second death from coronavirus

Ghana has recorded a second death resulting from covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus.

The West African country has also confirmed two more cases, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 27. The patients are in isolation and receiving treatment.

Of the confirmed cases, 20 are Ghanaians – majority of whom returned home from affected countries – while seven are foreign nationals from Norway, Lebanon, China, France and the UK.

Ghana has so far tested 317 suspected cases of the virus.The authorities are tracking 600 people who had contacts with the infected people.

Nine people have completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine and have been cleared of the virus.

The country has already closed its borders. Its tourism authority has also shut all beaches indefinitely as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the disease.

The authorities have strongly encouraged Ghanaians to adhere to social distancing rules.

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