A new variant of the novel coronavirus has been detected within the country.
This was disclosed by President Akufo-Addo during his 22nd national update on the fight against the pandemic in Ghana.
“Recent genomic sequencing undertaken by our scientists have established that some arriving passengers tested positive for new variants of Covid-19,” he said.
During the Sunday night address, he explained that in Ghana’s case “these passengers have all been isolated.”
“Furthermore, work is ongoing to determine the presence and extent of spread of the new variants in the general population,” he added in his first Covid-19 update since his inauguration on January 7.
The number of active cases has also shot up to 1,924 as Covid-19 treatment centres “have gone from having zero patients to now being full because of the upsurge in infections,” according to the President.