Seventeen more persons have recovered from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing Ghana’s total number of recoveries to 229.

The latest update by the Ghana Health Service also shows that one more person has died bringing the total of death to 18.

Meanwhile, the total number of Coronavirus cases in Ghana has risen to 2,169. In Ghana, persons are only discharged once they have undergone the mandatory two (2) tests to determine if they have also recovered from the virus or otherwise.

In other covid-19 related news, the National Service Scheme (NSS) has directed all Service Personnel to resume work on Monday, May 4, 2020. Additionally, all newly-posted nurses who were due to start national service in April 2020, are also to resume work effective May 4, 2020.

The directive follows a one-month mandatory paid-leave it directed the personnel to embark on March 26, 2020, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana.

In a press release, the directive explained that the special arrangement were put in place in order to protect all personnel from Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19. It further noted that those within the non-Subvented Institutions shall consult their institutions for any new development, and that National Service Personnel are to take note that their Service ends on 1st September 2020 and schools across the country remain closed and will be opened at the appropriate time.

The release said management of the Scheme is committed to the safety and welfare of all national service personnel nationwide and therefore directs all user agencies and national service personnel to comply accordingly, and ensure the use of nose mask and sanitizers to mitigate the spread of the CORONAVIRUS.

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