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General News of Monday, 11 May 2020

Source: Peace FM

Coronavirus: More tests; more positive cases but our approach remains the best - Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians not to panic over the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

Ghana's COVID-19 cases have increased from 4012 to 4700 in a matter of days and many Ghanaians are already worried because the country keeps recording higher numbers of the pandemic disease.

Giving his ninth update on COVID-19 on Sunday, May 10, 2020, the President explained that doing a lot of tests to discover infected persons is the surest way to fight the pandemic and ensure the safety of the entire nation.

''Indeed, had we not been proactive in undertaking enhanced contact tracing of infected persons, and had relied solely on testing persons who reported to hospital, which is the practice followed by some other countries, i.e. routine testing, our total case count who have stood at 1,413.," Nana Akufo-Addo said in his televised address.

Regardless of the recent case count, the President says there is no cause for alarm.

''We must understand that the more people we test for the virus, the more persons we will discover as positive, and, thus, have the opportunity to isolate and treat them. If you do not test people for the virus, you will not find the persons who are positive, let alone isolate them from the population and treat them, and prevent them from spreading the virus'' , he said.

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