On Thursday, March 13, 2020, Ghana's Ministry of Health confirmed the first two cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals had arrived in Ghana from Norway and Turkey, according to officials.
These imported cases sparked Ghana's first touch tracing procedure, allowing hundreds of cases to be identified in a short period of time.
The Ministry of Health has urged people to practice good personal hygiene, stop shaking hands, and social distancing to prevent the virus from spreading further.
Now, here is a list of four prominent people who have died in Ghana as a result of COVID-19 complications.
On July 1, 2020 which is Wednesday, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, the Chief executive of the Forestry Commission, also popular as "Sir John," passed away.
He died of COVID-19 in the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital's intensive care unit while on a ventilator.
2. Anthony Kobina Kurentsi Sam, Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi
Kobina Kurentsi Sam, the mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi, died at the University of Ghana Medical Centre after being rushed there for Covid-19 care.
President Akufo-Addo announced his death in one of his COVID-19 updates to the country.
3. Jacob Plange-Rhule, a well-known physician
Professor Jacob Plange-Rhule, a well-known physician and the rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, is also reported to have died of COVID 19.
On April 10, 2020, he died at the University of Ghana Medical Centre.
4. Dr. Boateng, Medical Director of Kwadaso SDA Hospital
COVID-19 also claimed the life of the Medical Superintendent of the Kwadaso SDA Hospital in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
Dr. Boateng's blood samples tested positive for the virus, according to the Ghana Health Service.
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