COVID-19: MTN Ghana, Samsung donate 500 phones and SIM cards to aid fight

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Telecommunications Giant, MTN Ghana has partnered global phone brand, Samsung to present some 500 Samsung Galaxy A2 Core phones to the Ministry of Information and Ghana Health Service to support Ghana’s fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

MTN also presented some 500 SIM cards, [one for each phone] with 500mb worth of data for each for the next six months.

The new devices are to specifically assist the health professionals in contact tracing.

This is, however, not the first gesture from the leading Mobile Network Operators in the country since Ghana was hit by the pandemic in March this year.

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It will be recalled that the MTN Ghana Foundation in April made a donation of a whopping GHC5million to the government of Ghana, specifically for the procurement of some Personal Protective Equipment and some other medical supplies for frontline workers.

Some of the items procured included 10,000 virus sampling kits, 10,000 N95 masks, 10,000 gloves, 7,500 overall PPEs, 4 PCR machines for testing, 3,000 RNA Extraction Kits among others.

Since the outbreak of the dreaded viral disease in the country, telecommunications have presented various free packages to aid the fight against same.

SourceABC News

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