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Akuapem North records two confirmed cases of coronavirus


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Correspondence from Eastern Region

The Akuapem North Municipality has recorded two positive cases of Coronavirus as of April 20, 2020.

The two cases are part of the 51 cases recorded in total.

In a statement signed by the Municipal Chief Executive, who doubles as the Chairman of the Municipal Public Health Emergency Committee, Denise Miracle Aboagye, both cases were imported.

The cases are:

1. A 59-year-old woman who returned to the country on 20th March 2020 and resides in Amanokrom.

2. A 45-year-old lady who returned to the country on 19th March 2020 and resides in Akropong.

The statement said contact tracing of the two cases, isolation and testing are underway.

The statement reiterates that the joint directive signed on the 30th March 2020 by the four Municipal Assemblies was still in force and that it would be extended for another two weeks.

The statement also advised residents to adhere strictly to the directives to curb further spread of the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic.

"As we fight the COVID-19 in our Municipality, it is important we take our personal precautionary measures very seriously.

We encourage us all to stay home if we have nothing urgent to do outside.

"Wash your hands frequently, observe social distancing protocols and wear your mask if you have to go out," the statement emphasized.

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