Coronavirus cases in Ghana jump to 6

There are now, officially, six coronavirus cases in Ghana, according to the Ghana Health Service.

This was disclosed by the Ghana Health Service at a news briefing at the Information Ministry on Sunday afternoon. 

This means that from the time the first two cases were made public the number of COVID-19 cases in Ghana has increased by 200%. Five of the cases are all Ghanaians with one foreigner, a Norwegian. 

The Ghanaians had returned from the United States, the UK and the United States. They are all in quarantine and in stable condition, according to the Ghana Health Service. 

At the news conference on Sunday afternoon, the Information Minister also announced certain travel advisories and restrictions. 

For example, individuals arriving in Ghana from countries with more than 200 cases of coronavirus will be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days. Those who cannot self-isolate on their own will be quarantined by the state, the minister announced. 

The health authorities are also conducting contact tracing for more than 200 people who might have come into contact with the six cases so far recorded in the country. | Abubakar Ibrahim

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