As Ghana recorded its first two cases of COVID-19 on 12th March 2020, the government imposed a ban on all public gathering for four weeks starting Monday, 16th March 20201.With the exponential increase in positive cases within a short period due to community spread from visitors and returning travelers, the President imposed a two-week partial lockdown, starting 30th March 2020, of four identified hotspot cities – Greater Accra, Kasoa, Tema and Greater Kumasi.
This was a measure to prevent the spread of the virus and help with contact tracing of people who have been in contact with positive cases. The lockdown was extended to another week beginning 13th March, 2020 with possible review2. The World Health Organization has warned Africa could be the next epicenter, with the virus potentially killing at least 300,000 people3. As of 22nd April, 2020 Ghana, had recorded 1154 cases, 4 being the highest in the West Africa sub-region.
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