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13.04.2020 Headlines

Ghana Ahead Of US, UK In Covid-19 Testing — Bawumia

Ghana Ahead Of US, UK In Covid-19 Testing — Bawumia
LISTEN APR 13, 2020

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who performed the launch of the Covid-19 Tracker said the enhanced contact tracing by the government has helped the nation in chasing the virus and trying to get ahead of it.

“We are ahead of the countries such as the USA and UK in this and we are also pursuing a strategy of aggressive testing. In terms of testing of the Coronavirus, Ghana, on the basis of the available data we have, is in the top 20 of countries in the world and on the basis of this data too, in Africa, we are number one per capita in terms of testing. In terms of numbers of tests, South Africa is number one and we are second but in terms of testing per capita in terms of testing per our population, we are leading in the continent.”

“We have tested 37,954 people and if you look at Africa alone, the data seems to show, the total number of tests is under 10,000 and Ghana has tested 37,954 of the said number and we've increased the testing centres to six but what is significant with Ghana's approach is we are chasing the virus and trying to get ahead of it,” he added.

---citinewsroom

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