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COVID-19 Ghana Updates, Resources and Tracker App

  • By Aku Sika
  • . 23rd March, 2020 .
  • 2 minutes read. Updated on 24th April,2020

Find below latest updates provided by the Ghana Health Service as at Wednesday, 20th January 2021

The world is currently experiencing a global COVID-19 pandemic and Ghana unfortunately happened to have recorded a number of cases. This brief post is to help you keep track of the ever-changing news and updates concerning this pandemic.

What is COVID-19?

COronaVIrus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus. This disease causes respiratory illness with flu-like symptoms.

How to be safe during this COVID-19 pandemic

  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser (alcohol should be at least 60%)
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Practise social distancing
  • Avoid public places as much as possible
  • When you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Fever (high temperature, feeling sick)
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Shortness of breath
COVID-19 Ghana

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Also note that some people will be asymptomatic (show no symptoms).

If you start experiencing a number of the above symptoms and you suspect you may be infected with the virus, kindly call these Ghana Health Service helplines : 311, 050 949 7700, 055 843 9868 or 112.

GH COVID-19 Ghana Tracker App and USSD

The Government of Ghana has launched a new app and a USSD code that will help its citizens to assess and self report any symptoms on a mobile phone and carry the information to the COVID-19 Ghana team.

This initiative is important as it streamlines the process for all people in Ghana.

Dial the GH COVID-19 tracker short code *769# to assess this system. The app is currently not on the app stores, but it should appear next week.

You can however download the GH COVID-19 Tracker apk file and install on your android phone.

Make sure you read all the terms and conditions of the app before installing it.

Official Resources for COVID-19 Cases in Ghana

It is very important that during these times, you keep up to date with appropriate and authoritative information at all times especially because of how false, unverified and fake news easily spread on platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter etc.

Below are resources you can can rely on for authoritative information on COVID-19 in Ghana

1. Ghana Health Service COVID-19 website

2. Official Google COVID-19 Information and resources website

3. CDC US COVID-19 Information Center website

4. John Hopkins University Resource Center map

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