Coronavirus: mapping a crisis Featured

By Daily Statesman March 13, 2020 966 6 comments

Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering offers a map with real-time information about the spread of the novel coronavirus across the world.

On 12 March, Ghana announced the first two local cases of the disease, both involving recent arrivals in the country.

One case involves a Ghanaian employee of the United Nations Development Programme who recently travelled to Ghana from Turkey.

The second case is believed to involve a high-level Norwegian diplomat, recently on furlough in Norway.

The individuals, both men, are in quarantine. Addressing reporters on 12 March, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, said that contact tracing for the patients would begin today.

President Akufo-Addo announced on 11 March that he had instructed the Minister for Finance to set aside US$100 million towards stepping up Ghana’s preparedness to contain and treat the disease.

To follow further developments with the containment and movement of the virus, visit the Johns Hopkins site. Follow the Finanacial Times economic tracker of the disease here.

 

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