Veep of Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that country's effort in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed that of the United States of America (USA) and South Africa.
Dr. Bawumia made the disclosure when launched the GH COVID-19 Tracker App in Accra on Monday, April 13, 2020.
Speaking at the event, the Vice President said Ghana has dealt with the disease better than some advanced countries.
“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.