Did Ghana Get it Right?

Amid dire predictions for COVID-19’s toll in Africa, Ghana may serve as a model for curbing the virus with limited resources.
The West African nation ramped up testing early and commissioned a drone service to transport testing kits and samples.
Ghana also deployed “pool testing”—grouping samples and testing individuals only if the pool sample is positive. This helps conserve testing kits, but is only helpful before the virus becomes widespread.  
Ghana’s case fatality rate is a quarter of South Africa’s, though both countries have robust testing systems.
But Ghana’s trajectory will be closely watched as early successes lead to relaxed restrictions.

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