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General News of Monday, 11 May 2020

Source: Happy 98.9FM

Coronavirus: Akufo-Addo reveals how one worker infected 533 others with the virus

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed how one worker at a fishing processing company in Tema infected the 533 workers with the virus.

President Akufo-Addo said this while addressing the nation in his 9th COVID-19 address on measures being undertaken by the government to contain the coronavirus.

“Our recoveries stood at three hundred and twenty-three (323), eight (8) persons were critically ill, and deaths still at eighteen (18). It is important to stress that five hundred and thirty-three (533) out of the nine hundred and twenty-one (921) new cases recorded between last Wednesday and Thursday are factory workers from a fish processing factory 2 located in Tema. All five hundred and thirty-three (533) persons were infected by one (1) person. Again, let me reiterate that these new nine hundred and twenty-one (921) cases were from backlogs dating as far back as 26th April, and not necessarily over a twenty-four (24) hour window,” the president said.

Ghana’s case count now stands at 4,700 with 494 recoveries and 22 deaths.

The President also announced that five people are in critical condition.