Greater Accra Region alone has recorded 1,089 cases of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, latest figures from the Ghana Health Service indicate.
This means that about 85% of COVID-19 cases in the country are in the Greater Accra Region.
The Ashanti Region follows as the next worst-hit region in the country, recording 69 cases, indicating 5% of Ghana’s case count.
COVID-19 cases have now been recorded in 12 of the country’s 16 regions, with Oti and Western North Regions being the latest to be hit.
Whilst the Western North has recorded one case, Oti has 13 cases.
Other regions that have recorded cases are Eastern (56), Northern (13), Volta (10), Central (9), Upper West (8), Upper East (8), North East (2) and Western (1).
Meanwhile, the national case count has also shot up to 1,279, with 10 deaths and 134 recoveries.
Wearing of face masks made compulsory in Greater Accra
As part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has directed the mandatory wearing of face masks in the Region.
The directive, which was issued on April 22 with the signature of the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey, said it was taking taking immediate effect.
It charged commercial bus drivers to only allow passengers wearing nose masks board their vehicles.
“Notices of “NO FACE MASK, NO ENTRY” are also to be visibly displayed at vantage points including offices, lorry stations, shops, markets, malls, banks, pharmacies, among other places.
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies’ (MMDAs) in the region have also been directed to embark on a sensitization exercise on face mask wearing, social and physical distancing within their jurisdiction.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com