According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, three Ghanaian nationals have died in Europe from the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Two of the deceased were residing in Italy while the other was resident in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The minister made this revelation during a press briefing in Parliament today, Wednesday.
“I have heard that three Ghanaians in Italy have lost their lives from the virus, one of them is in Copenhagen. The Special Service is advised and the advice is that make sure you adhere to the rules or the new government policy where you are. Of people not congregating in crowded areas. Stay home as much as possible, ensure that your personal hygiene is at its utmost. These are the things that we can only do because we have to protect ourselves. We are praying that they [Ghanaians abroad] keep to the advice given by various countries,” she said.
Ghana has recorded seven cases since Thursday, March 12th, 2020.
On Sunday, the President placed an embargo on all public gatherings including funerals, festivals and church activities as part of measures to stop the spread of novel coronavirus across in the country.
“All public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks. Private burials are permitted, but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance,” President Akuffo-Addo said in his address.