Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says Noguchi and the Food and Drugs Authority, FDA will this week report to the government on the update of Rapid Diagnostic Test kits to help fight Covid-19.
The Minister said the RDT option is to help assist surveillance in the country and also quicken the answer to the incident rate.
“This week we are expecting Noguchi, FDA and the experts to report on an RDT option to assist our surveillance, we are of the view that will help quicken the answer to the incident rate in Ghana assuming that is the model of the part that we want to add to our intervention. Despite the fact that I’m explaining the kind of framework we are using, this week we expect them to report because it is already discussed and they have already done work on which of the RDT will help us…’
Ghana’s case count
Update from the Ghana Health Service has disclosed that Ghana’s Covid-19 case count is now 1, 550.
Ghana has conducted over some 100, 000 test for Covid-19.
On Friday Oti and Western North Regions became the new regions to have confirmed cases
155 persons have recovered with 11 deaths. The updates were published on the Ghana Health Service website.
Greater Accra leads the regional distribution with 1, 347 cases followed by the Ashanti Region with 69 and Easter Region, 57.
The President has yesterday extended the ban on social gathering for another two weeks.
This took effect from Monday April 27 at 1 am.
“The strong consensus that emerged from these and other consultation is that the existing measures must be maintained for now, until we have a firm grip on the virus. This consensus is supported by data and science and I’m also very much of this view, accordingly by Executive Instrument extended for another two weeks the suspension of all public and social gatherings. “