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General News of Sunday, 31 May 2020


LIVESTREAMED: Akufo-Addo’s 10th address to the nation on coronavirus crisis

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be addressing Ghanaians at 10pm on measures government has taken against the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

Akufo-Addo in his last address to the state, extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of May 2020.

Some Ghanaians have also called on the President to relax the rules. Apart from the ban on public gathering, the country’s borders were also to remain closed until May 31.

Prior to this announcement, the president of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) says churches are ready to organise as many as 10 services a day if the restriction on public gathering is lifted.

Rev Prof Paul Frimpong-Manso said the church is prepared to apply on the precaution measures to resist the spread of COVID-19.

Referring to the Bible, the man of God quoted Hebrews 10:25 “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

It is unclear whether or not the president will be easing some of the restrictions in order for Ghanaians to go back to their normal life.

Watch below the president's address to the nation

Ghana's Coronavirus situation

The current confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus is now at 7,881 with 2,841 recoveries.

As of Sunday, May 31, 2020, the death toll has increased to 36 with 5,004 active cases.

Per the regional breakdown of confirmed cases, the Greater Accra region leads with 5,507 cases, followed by the Ashanti and the Western regions with 1,184 and 421 cases respectively.

Out of the 16 regions in Ghana, Ahafo region is yet to record a case of COVID-19.