The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei, China, on 17 November 2019.
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On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a pandemic. As of 13 March 2020, over 140,000 cases have been confirmed in more than 130 countries and territories, with major outbreaks in mainland China, Italy, South Korea, and Iran.
As of 13 March, at least 5,100 people have died from the disease, and more than 70,700 have recovered.
Few hours as news broke that Ghana has confirmed two cases of the deadly coronavirus, the Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu has disclosed.
The cases were confirmed on March 12, 2020, the minister said. The Noguchi Memorial Institute has confirmed the cases.
According to information about the current case, the two individuals came into the country from Norway and Turkey, government announced at a press briefing Thursday night. They have been quarantined, the health minister added.
“Both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So these are imported cases of COVID -19 Both patients are currently being kept in isolation and are stable. We have initiated processes for contact tracing.
Just after the case was announced, prices of nose covers and hand sanitizers has dramatically shut up. Normally, nose cover is just 1 cedis ($0.18) and a hand sanitizer is between 5 – 15 cedis ($0.90 – 1.81).
Today at pharmacies, a nose cover is around 120 cedis ($ 21.66) and some shops are selling hand sanitizers for 221.60 cedis ($40) which is really expensive.
Most Ghanaians have come to the conclusion that, since the virus cant stand 70% alcoholic santizer which is around $40, they will rather use Akpeteshie which is 100% strong and its around 15 cedis ($2.71) for 1.5 liters.
Akpeteshie is the national spirit of Ghana, produced by distilling palm wine or sugar cane. It is the most popular alcoholic drink in Ghana with many accolades such as apio, ogoglo, ogogoro, VC10, Kill Me Quick, Efie Nipa, Kele, Kumepreko, Anferewoase, Apiatiti, Home Boy, Nana Drobo, One Touch among others.
Guys dont stress yourself much, just get Akpeteshie and move.