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Ghana Records 9,000 Unwanted Pregnancies After Coronavirus Lockdown

Ghana’s National Population Council has revealed an increase in pregnancies in the country after the three weeks partial lockdown in some major cities.

Executive Director of the National Population Council, Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah, noted that after the coronavirus lockdown, 9,000 unwanted pregnancies have been recorded.

She was speaking on the TV3’s Pandemic Today show, via skype, on April 29.

As part of measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo imposed a partial lockdown in Accra, Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa, four major cities of Ghana.

The lockdown began on March 30, 2020 and ended on April 20, 2020.

Ghana has so far, recorded 1671 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 188 recoveries and 16 deaths as announced by the Ghana Health Service.

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