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General News of Saturday, 21 March 2020


Coronavirus: Govt to acquire 50,000 testing kits

President Akufo-Addo President Akufo-Addo

About 50,000 coronavirus testing kits are on the way to Ghana as President Akufo-Addo announced tougher restrictions to stall the spread of the virus.

In a televised speech on the progress of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday, the President said one of the 19 victims died today.

He said eight out of the 21 people who have been infected by the virus are doing well and are being managed from their homes.

President Akufo-addo added that plans have been made to procure additional 50,000 testing kits to augment the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

The president, however, ordered the closure of Ghana’s borders from Sunday, March 22, 2020.

This, he noted, would help reduce further escalation of the Coronavirus infection rate in the country.

President Akufo-Addo announced during his broadcast to the nation on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

The address on Saturday is his third address to the nation since Ghana recorded its first case of the novel Coronavirus.

He said all the country's borders- land, air and sea- will be closed at midnight on Sunday.

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