Vocal member of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)
Yayra Koku has alleged that the Government of Ghana is hiding the names of
Government officials who have contracted the novel coronavirus disease
(COVID-19), and that the true number of persons infected in the country is also
In a tweet petitioning the World Health Organization (WHO),
Mr Koku appealed to WHO to help so that names of Government officials who are
victims of COVID-19 and the real number of persons infected can be revealed to
the general public.
Ghana’s COVID-19 victims stand at a total of 152 with 5
deaths and 1 recovery. But Mr Koku has disputed these numbers insisting that
that the number has been reduced or suppressed by the government of President
Rumours abound about how some government officials having
contracted the novel coronavirus but no names have yet been released.
Meanwhile the Government of Ghana has taken stringent steps
in the fight against the virus by implementing a lockdown of Accra and Kumasi
and their contiguous areas since yesterday [March 30, 2020].
As of 29th March 2020, at 10:30 hours, 11 new cases of
COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ghana. Ten (10) of the new cases were among
persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of
the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region. The 10 cases were
Guinean residents who traveled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were
picked following intelligence report. The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi
in the Ashanti Region.
Ghana’s total cases now stand at 152 with five deaths.
The breakdown of cases are Accra -133 (3 dead), Northern Region, Tamale – 10 Ashanti Region – 8 (2 dead) Upper West – 1.