While delivering his 9th address to the nation on measures being taken against the spread of the novel coronavirus in Ghana, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, announced that the country’s current COVID-19 case count stands at 4,700 from a total of 160,501 conducted tests.
Of the 4,700 confirmed positives, 494 recoveries have been made, 4,179 were responding to treatment while 22 persons are dead.
Regional case count of the confirmed positives from highest to lowest are as listed below
Greater Accra region – 3,892
Ashanti Region – 355
Central Region – 127
Eastern Region – 99
Western North Region – 56
Western Region – 49
Volta Region – 32
Upper East Region – 26
Oti Region – 24
Upper West Region – 21
Northern Region – 16
North East Region – 2
Bono Region – 1
Savannah Region – 0
Ahafo Region – 0
Bono East Region – 0
Among other things, the president also announced the extension of the ban on public gathering to Sunday, 31st May, 2020.
The extension, according to him, means that during the period, “there will be a ban on public gatherings such as the holding of conferences, workshops, parties, nightclubs, drinking spots, beaches, festivals, political rallies, religious activities, and sporting events”.
Also, all educational facilities, both private and public continue to remain closed.
The ban on funerals still remain in force except for burials conducted by not more than 25 persons.
He served the warning that anybody found going against the ban will be made to face the full rigours of the law.