Super Communicator Of COVID-19 In Ghana

- May 11, 2020-

Ghana presents  super communicator of COVID-19


Ghana ’s President Nana Akuf-Addo introduced on the evening of the 10th that a cluster of COVID-19 infection occurred in a fish processing factory in the coastal city of Tema, Ghana: a worker was infected Later, it was transmitted to another 533 workers in the factory.

An outbreak of a fish processing plant in Ghana: 1 person spreads 533 people and is now the country with the largest number of infected people in West Africa

According to Ghanamma media and Reuters news on the 10th, Nana Akuf-Addo said in a speech on the domestic COVID-19 situation that of the 921 newly reported cases recently, 533 cases were located in Tema Workers in fish processing plants. "All 533 people were infected by one person." However, he did not elaborate on how the virus spread in the factory or whether the factory had taken security measures. Nana Akuf-Addo also pointed out that these 533 cases accounted for 11.3% of the total confirmed cases in Ghana.


Reuters mentioned in the report that as of the evening of the 10th local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana has reached 4,700, making it the country with the largest number of infections in West Africa. In addition, there were 22 deaths, 5 patients were in critical condition, and 494 recovered. Nana Akufo-Addo also announced that the ban on public assembly will be extended until the end of May, and Ghana ’s primary and secondary schools and universities will continue to close.

Southern African heads of state hold video conference to share anti-epidemic experience

According to CCTV News, Angola ’s Presidential Office, Angola ’s President Lorenzo participated in a COVID-19 outbreak video conference with several heads of state in Southern Africa, including South African President Ramaphosa, on May 8 Specially discussed the situation of the respective countries and governments in combating the COVID-19 epidemic and shared the experience of anti-epidemic

It is understood that in addition to the heads of state of Angola and South Africa, the presidents of Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana, the Prime Minister of Lesotho and the King of Swaziland also participated in the COVID-19 video conference.

By region, only Lesotho in Africa has not reported COVID-19 confirmed cases. North Africa and West Africa are still relatively heavily affected areas. At present, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and other countries in North Africa have accumulated more than 22,000 cases.

South Africa is the country with the largest number of cumulative cases diagnosed in Africa. On May 10, the South African Ministry of Health confirmed that South Africa added 595 patients on that day. The total number of patients reached 10015. At present, 341336 people have been tested, and 17257 people have been tested that day. Among them, the epidemic situation in the Western Cape is the most serious. The number of confirmed cases accounts for about half of the total number of confirmed diagnoses in the country, and there are also many cases of cluster infections.