Bring COVID-19 to Kantamanto, we’II destroy it-Traders
A section of the Ghanaian public has expressed disappointment in Christians and believers for exhibiting fear in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.
Some traders at Kantamanto who spoke to Rainbow Radio’s Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi said they were scared of the virus because they are too strong to be infected.
A trader who was disappointment at the directive to shut down schools, churches and mosques said: ”I am disappointed in our leaders for closing down churches. The only thing that can stop COVID-19 is prayer and so why shut down churches? Christians should not be afraid. I dare you to bring Coronavirus to me, I will conquer it. Bring the virus to Kantamanto, we will defeat it.”
Others also impressed upon religious leaders to get on their knees and pray to wipe out the virus.
The public has been asked to stay at home if they begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until they recover.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also stressed on the need for people to avoid contact with others and visits to medical facilities since it will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect them and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
As of March 16, 2020, four new countries/territories/areas (African Region , European Region  and Region of the Americas ) in have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
The total number of cases and deaths outside China has overtaken the total number of cases in China. From today, total cases from China will no longer be featured separately (former Table 1).
The WHO COVID-19 Incident Management Team is working closely with partners across all levels to provide support to countries, strengthen technical and operational networking and collaboration, and support operational coordination of the global response.
There are 167 511 confirmed (13 903 new) 6606 deaths (862 new).
China has 81 077 confirmed (29 new) 3218 deaths (14 new).
Outside of China 86 434 confirmed (13 874 new) 3388 deaths (848 new) 151 countries/territories/ areas (4 new).
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT
China Very High
Regional Level Very High
Global Level Very High
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal