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General News of Monday, 27 April 2020


Coronavirus fight ‘will be a long war’ for Ghana – Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana remains in unchartered territory in its fight against the novel Coronavirus.

“We are still very much in unchartered territory, and, clearly, we still have some way to go towards ridding ourselves of the virus," he said during his eighth televised address to the nation.

The truth, according to the president is that, this will be a long war, "broken up into several battles."

He indicated that Ghana has indeed, registered a modest success in the important battle to trace and test many of the persons who had come into contact with infected persons, and "we cannot, and will not rest on our laurels."

Akufo-Addo noted, "We will not let our guard down, as the fight against this virus has to progress. We will pursue vigorously our strategy of enhanced 3Ts, i.e. tracing and testing to allow us identify infected persons, and isolating and treating them. It is the surest way to root out the virus."

Ghana’s current confirmed Coronavirus cases stands at 1,550 with 155 recoveries and 11 deaths.

Watch the president's address below.