Three Ghanaians have lost their lives to the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe.
Two of them died in Italy where about 2,500 have died after contracting the disease. The other succumb to COVID-19 in Denmark.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway disclosed this to the media in Parliament on Wednesday.
“I have heard that two Ghanaians in Italy have lost their lives, and one I believe in Copenhagen from the virus. The Special Service is advised and the advice is that make sure you adhere to the rules or the new government policy where you are. Of people not congregating in crowded areas. Stay home as much as possible, ensure that your personal hygiene is at its utmost.
“These are the things that we can only do because we have to protect ourselves. We are praying that they keep to the advice given by various countries,” she said.
She, however, says the situation is not critical and won’t require the evacuation of Ghanaians in hard-hit countries.
Meanwhile, Ghana has instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are otherwise allowed to enter the Ghanaian jurisdiction.
The Information Ministry has announced that government has deployed 32 Regional Information Officers, over 200 District Information Officers and 1,000 officers including van operators and announcers across the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.
In addition, the Information Service Department has been provided with posters and flyers developed by the Ghana Health Service to be distributed to the vast majority of Ghanaians, the Ministry said on its twitter page.
Meanwhile, WHO has urged governments to do more as virus infects more than 184,000 people and has killed at least 7,500 worldwide.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana