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General News of Friday, 1 May 2020


Coronavirus: I will steer the country out of this crisis – Akufo-Addo vows

The president has stated that his utmost desire is to wipe away the Coronavirus and bring the country back into normalcy.

According to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his foremost duty is to protect the Ghanaian populace with a determination to do just that.

Globally COVID-19 has erupted the socio-economic nations including many healthcare systems due to the unpredictable nature of the novel Coronavirus.

“No country on earth has been spared the ravages of this virus, and my single-minded goal is how to steer the country out of this crisis, protect our population from the virus, and see to the rebuilding of our economy. Nothing else matters for me.”

He was speaking during a virtual May Day celebration to honour Ghanaian workers on Friday, May 1, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo in his address applauded workers for their contributions towards nation-building as Ghana joined the rest of the world to celebrate workers day.

“We recognise and appreciate the efforts and sacrifices they have made towards the construction of the happy and prosperous Ghana we seek, and, on this day, I say Ayekoo to each one of you.” He said.

Meanwhile, the president announced an extension of the closure of borders for one month starting Monday, May 4 to May 31, 2020.

This he adds is as a result of containing the spread of the virus due to the majority of positive cases coming from travelers or contact of travelers.

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