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Ghana Extends Covid-19 Incentives For Health Workers


Ghana has extended by three months, all coronavirus induced incentives for its health workers.

President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the extension on Sunday, June 28.

According to him,
over the next three months – July, August and September – health workers will not pay income taxes.

The Resident noted that front line health workers will receive their 50 percent allowances for the next three months.

He says the insurance package for health workers is still in place.

However, in a subtle reaction to the death of a woman at the Ridge Hospital which allegedly resulted from ‘wrong prescription’, the President appealed to health workers to remain professional and compassionate.

The President noted that every life that is lost whether due to coronavirus or other illness matters.

Covid-19 Cases Increase To 17,351

He revealed that confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ghana have increased to 17,351.

According to him, there have been 294, 867 tests conducted.

He added that there were 12,994 recoveries as of Saturday June 27.

He revealed that deaths linked to the virus were 112, representing 0.6 percent of positivity rate with the positivity rate at 75 percent.

Meanwhile, final year Junior High School students in Ghana are expected to resume school tomorrow, June 29, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo assured that measures have been put in place to ensure their protection.

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