After announcing the tax holiday for all health workers as an incentive for their sacrifices in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Health workers also will enjoy a 50% allowance on their incoming salary.
Frontline health workers will receive a 50% allowance on their March to June basic salary. They are also to enjoy free rides to and from work on Ayalolo buses, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo noted in a national address on Sunday evening 5 April 2020.
Health Workers in Ghana and around the world have been at the frontline fighting a common enemy “Coronavirus”. In Ghana, some Health workers have fallen victim to the virus meaning testing positive.
As at 4th April 2020, 22:00 hr, a total of 214 cases of COVID-19 with five (5) deaths have been recorded. The regions that have reported cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (189) followed by the Ashanti Region (12), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1) the Ghana Health Service announced.
Among the cases from Greater Accra, one is a 37-year-old woman with no history of travel nor contact with a confirmed case.
Most of the cases are reported from routine enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine are 90.
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