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General News of Tuesday, 26 May 2020


US, Germany, France easing Coronavirus restrictions; Ghana must do so, too – Osafo-Maafo

Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo

Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo has said a lot of advanced countries are restricting their COVID-19 restrictions and, so, it will not be out of place for Ghana to do so, too.

“On Friday, we’ll put all of this together [consultations] and, on the best advice available, we will make the various decisions”, the former Finance Minister told journalists at a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, 26 May 2020.

“Don’t forget that in New York today, they are reducing the restrictions; Germany is reducing the restrictions, France is reducing the restrictions. Even in the US, they are reducing the restrictions, which means that we must find a way of restoring the economic life in one way or the other, bearing in mind the need to ensure the safety of our citizens”, Mr Osafo-Maafo said.

Ghana has, so far, recorded 6,964 COVD-19 cases.

This was announced by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye at the same press event.

Meanwhile, 2,097 of the infected persons have recovered.

Recovery means the patients have tested negative after two tests.

The number of deaths remains 32.