Coronavirus: Government should focus more on contact tracing – Majority Leader

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Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and the Majority Leader in parliament, Hon. Osie Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has asked the government to focus more on contact tracing in order to curb the spread of the Coronavirus

According to him, the scaling up of the contact tracing will help arrest the community spread of the virus, other than that the country will be at risk of having more people infected.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ program, he applauded the Ministry of Health and the COVID-19 team, saying they are doing tremendously well in helping fight the virus.

However, he has appealed that Psychologists be added to the contact tracing team to have them counsel people who will be tested positive for the virus on the need to observe safety precautions and self-isolation.

Ghana has so far tested about 113,497 people.

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count is now 2,074, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

The number of recoveries has increased to 212 with 17 deaths.

This adds 403 new positive cases since the Ministry’s last update on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

There has also been an additional 24 recoveries and one (1) more death.

Below is the Regional Breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 1,795

Ashanti Region – 99

Eastern Region – 70

Central Region – 21

Oti Region – 19

Upper East Region – 19

Volta Region – 16

Northern Region – 13

Upper West Region – 10

Western Region – 9

North East Region – 2

Western North Region – 1

Savannah Region – 0

Bono Region – 0

Ahafo Region – 0

Bono East Region – 0

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