In January 2020, Ghana's Ministry of Health released a warning and advice to all sixteen regions of the world about a Coronavirus outbreak in China. Efforts were made to prevent Covid-19 from entering Ghana. As a result, logistics were given to Accra's international airport to ensure improved screening procedures for passengers returning from China.In February, the drill was expanded to include inbound flights and all points of entry into the country. Despite the interventions, Ghana reported its first two cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, March 12th. Both of the cases were imported. The number of imported cases rose to 11 a few days later, and as of March 26th, there were 132 cases, with three deaths. Hundreds of people have had contact with the 24 diagnosed cases, according to contact tracking/tracing. So far, the epidemic has primarily affected the Greater Accra area, with some cases recorded in Kumasi and Tarkwa as well.
The unique Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) , which has become a global outbreak, first struck Ghana on March 12, 2020, and increased by over 300 percent in less than a week, resulting in two deaths. Ghana had over 41,000 cases and over 215 deaths as of August 11, 2020.
-How Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on our Ghanaian businesses
Banking, the performing arts, tourism, restaurants, and a variety of other industries seem to be heavily impacted. Hotels, restaurants, exporters, and importers have all received loans and overdrafts from banks. Due to low patronage and some countries' bans on international travel, servicing the loans would become a challenge. Meanwhile, chemical and drug stores seem to be doing well as people hurry to stockpile medical supplies such as malaria pills, Vitamin C and paracetamol.
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