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FALSE: Chinese medical aid to Ghana contaminated with coronavirus

Videos, text messages and voice notes spreading falsities and well-worn hoaxes are being widely circulated in Ghana, like in many other countries around the world.

GhanaFact has been alerted to several claims on Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram about a specific claim that Chinese medical aid received in Ghana has been contaminated with the coronavirus.

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FALSE: 31 coronavirus patients recover in Ghana

An image detailing the coronavirus spread statistics in West Africa published by the West African Health Organization (WAHO) claims 31 coronavirus patients in Ghana have recovered. But this is False.

The image titled “COVID-19 CASE ECOWAS REGION UPDATE” captures the country-specific statistics from all 15 ECOWAS members states, with figures on total confirmed, total recovered…

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Fact-check: Have 8 coronavirus patients in Ghana recovered?

The Ghana Health Service has rejected reports that 8 coronavirus patients in Ghana have recovered.

Social media including Facebook and Twitter have been buzzing with reports about the recovered patients and at a point, #8Ghanaians was trending as one of the most discussed topics on twitter in Ghana.

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Coronavirus: All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged

Ghana’s government is strongly discouraging all travel to the country until further notice, starting March 15.

This comes after the West African country confirmed four new coronavirus cases within its jurisdiction, making six, the total number of confirmed cases in the country.

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Coronavirus: Viral Citi TV interview video with Korle Bu CEO not new

A Citi TV video interview with the Chief Executive Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Daniel Asare in which he is heard announcing that two suspected coronavirus cases have proved negative following lab tests is not new.

The video is being widely circulated on social media including WhatsApp and Facebook to discredit the confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in Ghana and announced on March 12.

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