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General News of Saturday, 21 March 2020


Coronavirus: Our survival is in our hands – Akufo-Addo

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President Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to respect World Health Organization’s protocols in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

In his third televised speech since the outbreak of the virus, the President urged the masses to avoid what he described as “unnecessary body contact and stop shaking hands” to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

So far, 21 cases have been recorded and one death, according to the Ghana Health Service.

While urging Ghanaians to seek the face of God as the pandemic spread across the globe, President Akufo-Addo applauded the effort of the Ghanaian legislature for the speedy passage of the Imposition of Restrictions.

The passage gave the president further powers to impose restrictions on the movement of people to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

He further urged the pharmaceutical companies to scale up domestic production of pharmaceutical products such as hand sanitizers to help halt the spread of the virus.

He said eight out of the 21 people who have been infected by the virus are doing well and are being managed from their homes.

President Akufo-addo added that plans have been made to procure additional 50,000 testing kits to augment the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

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