Coronavirus: Another person dies in Accra

Information reaching says that one person has died of the coronavirus at the 37 Military Hospital in Greater Accra as the wife of a two-star general falls victim.

This is the third coronavirus death since the outbreak in the country. According to the sources, her husband who has also contracted Covid-19 is in critical condition.

The report said both of them have no travel history for some time now but it is suspected that they may have contracted the virus when they received a parcel from the United Kingdom from a courier company.
Health authorities are now tracing the person who delivered the parcel as well as other people who have been in contact with the two after they received the parcel.

Today marks a nationwide fasting and prayers across the country, Christians and Muslims are being urged to fast and pray against the spread of the disease by the president

Ghana now has 68 coronavirus cases, according to an update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
This means that 15 more cases have been confirmed since the last cases were announced less than 24 hours ago.

How is the virus spread?
The virus is spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another, ie within about 6 feet, and via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into one’s lungs.

To prevent the spread, the standard recommendations coming from the World Health Organisation and the Ghana Health Service are regular hand washing, covering one’s mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
People are also advised to avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.