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COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the corona virus strain, SARS CoV-2, first recorded in Wuhan Province of China in December 2019 and now becoming a pandemic affecting over 170 countries.

Prof P. Twumasi, Biochemist/Biotechnologist

Written By Prof. Patrick Twumasi - Varied recordings of the corona virus, COVID-19, infection from continents and countries suggest fundamental differences in prevailing conditions and factors at locations to favour or hinder the infectivity of the virus in humans. This writeup explores possible linkages existing between the pathology of COVID-19 and identified demographic factors in countries currently experiencing the effect of the deadly virus.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads.

Prof P. Twumasi, Biochemist/Biotechnologist

Written By Patrick Twumasi - Definitely; we're expecting overwhelming number of infected cases to recover fully. Could be over 90% in many countries. In fact many may not need hospitalization at all to recover because the effect in them may be mild like common flu.

H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo a wrote solidarity message to H.E. President Xi Jinping at the first moment followed by assistance and support from Ghana to China in different ways.

Ambassador Shi Ting Wang, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, on the COVID-19 Epidemic

China’s prevention and control efforts have made important progress at this stage. In the nation of 1.4 billion people, the daily new confirmed cases keep dropping and most of them are imported from overseas. Hubei province reported zero new confirmed or suspected cases on March 18th. More than 87% of the 80,000 confirmed cases have recovered and been discharged.

How the United States fell so far behind South Korea, according to infectious disease experts, clinicians and state and local officials, is a tale of many contrasts in the two nations’ public health systems: a streamlined bureaucracy versus a congested one, bold versus cautious leadership, and a sense of urgency versus a reliance on protocol.

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff in protective gear work at a 'drive-thru' testing center for the novel coronavirus disease of COVID-19 in Yeungnam University Medical Center in Daegu, South Korea, March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

In late January, South Korean health officials summoned representatives from more than 20 medical companies from their lunar New Year celebrations to a conference room tucked inside Seoul’s busy train station.