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Ghana tests 50,719 samples for coronavirus

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Ghana has so far tested 50,719 samples for coronavirus (COVID-19).

This is part of government’s enhanced measures aimed at fighting the novel COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah gave the update at a media briefing in Accra today [Thursday, April 16, 2020.]

He said government has adopted three types of testing mechanisms —normal surveillance testing, mandatory quarantine, and enhanced contact tracing and testing. 

He explained that under the normal surveillance testing, 13,838 people have been tested with 268 out of the number testing positive. 

Mr Oppong Nkrumah said for the 34,859 people who have been tested under the enhanced contact tracing and testing, 258 out of the number tested positive.

He said so far, 2011 people have been tested at the Kotoka International Airport with 105 testing positive while 10 out of the 11 people tested at the Tamale Airport tested positive.

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