Free Covid-19 water ends

Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Aboagye

The Ghana Water Company (GWCL) has announced that, henceforth, its customers will be responsible for the payment of their water bills, as the government’s three-month free water package has ended.

To this end, landlords and landladies, as well as water vendors, have been asked to revert to the arrangements prior to the free water delivery.

A statement from GWCL further asked water vendors to resume their normal business after the last meter readings in June 2020.

“Disconnected customers who were reconnected to enable them enjoy the free water during the period must, as a matter of urgency, pay their arrears to remain connected,” it said.

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The company further indicated that disconnected customers will remain disconnected until their arrears are settled in full before their supply will be reinstated.

“All GWCL collection/pay points are open during normal working hours and customers can also pay their bills via mobile money channels with all the telecommunications networks,” it added.

The GWCL further assured customers that meter readers and all frontline staff will continue to adhere and practice in full, all the protocols to protect themselves before accessing their premises to read meters.

Case count

Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded some 390 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in 41 districts across five regions of the country.

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The new cases were recorded in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Volta and Oti regions.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, announcing this yesterday at a press briefing, however, disclosed that a total of 13,268 persons have recovered from the disease.

Currently, there are 24 persons in critical and severe conditions, with four on ventilators, according to Dr Kuma-Aboagye.

“As of yesterday, we have recorded a total of 17,741 out of about 297,591 persons tested, with a test positivity rate of 5.96 per cent. The total recoveries out of this number stand at 13,268 and we have recorded a total death of 112. This brings out death rate to 0.63 per cent, far lower than even the African average of about two per cent,” he said.

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This leaves the country’s active cases at 4,361, who are being managed at various treatment sites, isolation centres and some under home management based on their situation.


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