The Consulate-General of Ghana in New York is requesting information on Ghanaians who may have lost their lives to the coronavirus disease in Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

A statement signed by Information Officer, Frederick Ameyaw, said the Ghana Mission to the United Nations and Consulate-General of Ghana in New York is making every effort to track the Welfare of the Ghanaian community as the Covid-19 scourge hits.

In the statement, it said “any Ghanaian living in the Tri-State area who has lost a relative or has a knowledge of a Ghanaian who has succumbed to the coronavirus disease to duly notify the Consul-General or the Information Officer of the Ghana Mission.”

In the state of New York, there have been at least 195,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, with more than 104,000 in New York City.

Over 10,000 persons with the disease have died in the state, which is around 34 per cent of confirmed cases in the U.S.

The Ghana Permanent Mission and Consulate-General also assured the Ghanaian community that “it remains available to all Ghanaians in need of critical consular assistance.”

Read the full statement below