Akufo-Addo announces procurement of 50,000 coronavirus test kits

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced the procurement of 50,000 more Covid-19 test kits.

In a televised address Saturday evening, the President said the kits are “expected in the country shortly.”

He said the Ghana Health Service is stepping up its contact tracing efforts and everyone who has been identified to have come into contact with the infected persons, would be tested for the virus as well.

“More personal protection equipment are being procured to beef up supplies for our frontline health workers,” Akufo-Addo added.

The President also announced the closure of all land, air and sea borders from midnight on Sunday.

He said anyone who arrives in the country by then would be mandatorily quarantined.

Meanwhile, 21 persons have already tested positive for the virus in Ghana but one of them, a 61-year-old Lebanese trader in Kumasi, has died leaving the number of active cases at 20.

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