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Entertainment of Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Source: My News GH

Coronavirus: I initially thought Ghanaian media was exaggerating

Scared Ghanaian Actress, Lydia Forson says she was one of the people who thought the Ghanaian media as a usual were blowing the effect of the Coronavirus out of proportion.

To her, she did not believe it was a big deal because the media in Ghana could make things look big when in actual sense they are not.

The actress made the confession in a tweet sighted by MyNewsGh.com

She said “o be honest when #coronavirus started I really wasn’t that worried. I was part of the people who thought the media was blowing it out of proportion(still do a little). I only started to worry when I realized that our health facilities couldn’t handle an influx of patients”.

As of 24 March 2020, a total of fifty-three (53) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. All the fifty-one (51) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president. As of 24 March, total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested; and out these twenty-six (26) tested positive for COVID-19.

Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK. In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.