Ghana records 1,032 new cases of coronavirus days after lifting lockdown

10 days after lifting the nationwide lockdown which prompted mass celebrations, Ghana has now recorded 1,032 new cases of coronavirus.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown on the basis of "improved coronavirus testing", on the 19th of April 2020, with the nation recording 1,042 cases, and 99 recoveries at that time.

However, figures from the Ghana's ministry of health yesterday showed that the country currently has 2,074 confirmed cases of COVID-19, out of which 212 recoveries and 17 deaths have been recorded, showing an increase in number of confirmed cases since the restrictions were eased.

Ghana is the first country in the West African region to lift the restriction on movement.

In other news, Ghana president, Nana Akufo-Addo, in his 5th state-wide broadcast since the pandemic began announced that the government will cover the water bills of its citizens for the months of April, May and June.

Within Nigeria recalls that on March 30, president Akufo-Addo declared a 2-weeks lockdown on Kumasi and Accra and Kumasi, the two most populous parts of the country as part of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

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