LIVE UPDATES: Lockdown prosecutions, stigmatizatio

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved the disbursement of US$1 billion to Ghana to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to address the fiscal and balance of payments needs of the country and also improve confidence in the economy.

This has become necessary as a result of the menace of coronavirus and comes few days after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addoextended restrictions on movements imposed in some parts of the country.

Over the weekend, reports were rife the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen paid a working visit to some local companies producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to aid the fight against coronavirus.

The companies – Dignity DTRT, Sleek Garments, Cadling Fashions, and Alfie Designs Limited – are tasked to produce face masks, medical scrubs, hospital gowns, headgears among others, using fabrics from ATL, Volta Star Textiles and GTP.

Government, through the Ministry of Communications yesterday, April 13, 2020 launched the Ghana COVID-19 Tracker Application in its bid to counter the spread of Coronavirus in Ghana.

Accessible as a browser-based app, the COVID-19 Tracker will allow persons to self-report symptoms without needing to visit a healthcare facility and thereby aiding in social distancing

Additionally, the tracker which was formally launched by Vice President Dr. Bawumia at a virtual concert in Accra can also locate individuals who attend the same function as part of measuers towards the enhanced contact tracing exercise to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

At the MOI Press Centre this morning, a press conference comes off as the Ministry of Information seeks to inform the populace about Ghana’s COVID-19 response program; update on government’s preparation for PPEs, subsidy on electricity and water utiities; public co-operation, dealing with stigmatization; security and prosecutions.

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He however mentions that 66 others are being monitored. He expresses conviction they will recover

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According to Dr. Aboagye, 17 persons have recovered fully from Covid-19. He adds that case definition for recovery is someone who has tested positive, treated and has tested negative twice.

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He adds that “We want to improve our rapid testing capabilities and enhanced testing with the Rapid Testing Kits”

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“We don’t want situations where people who are identified in the contact tracing run away from the tests” says Dr. Aboagye

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He adds that “Our current testing size has been expanded at Noguchi. We are slowly expanding our testing capacity”

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208 people are asymptomatic who are being treated, says Dr. Aboagye

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While he says 37,954 persons have so far been tested in Ghana, he reiterates that 566 of them tested positive for COVID-19

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Dr. Aboagye lists African countries with infections

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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