President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danka Akufo-Addo has donated his three months salary in an effort to support a fund he has set up in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, MyNewsGh.com reports
“I have directed the Controller and Accountant General to
pay my next three months salaries, ie. April, May and June into this Fund”,
President Nana Addo said during his fourth address on his update on
He added “I’m
announcing tonight the establishment of COVID-19 fund to be managed by an
independent board of trustees, and chaired by the former Chief Justice Sophia
Akuffo to receive the contributions and donations from the public to assist in
the welfare of the needy and the venerable”
The President also thanked institutions and individuals, who
have already made their donations saying, form the Bottom of my heart, the
churches, financial institutions, and individuals who have already made
donations to help in this fight, God richly bless you.
As at the morning of 27th March 2020, a total of fifty-seven
(57) cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular
surveillance systems. All the three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to
the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions. All the
other fifty-four (54) cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home
and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation. They
are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results are
Majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned
home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway,
Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK).
The number of confirmed cases among travelers under
mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).
In respect of contact tracing, a total of 1,006 contacts
have been identified and are being tracked.
Out of these, two hundred and four (204) have completed the
14 days mandatory follow up.
Source: MyNewsGh.com / Syxtus Eshun / 2020