• On Wednesday, 25th March, 2020, I appeal to all Ghanaians, Christians and Muslims, to observe a national day of fasting and prayer.
• More personal protection equipment are being procured to beef up supplies for our frontline health workers. Fifty thousand additional test kits have been ordered, and are expected in the country very shortly.
• The Ministry of Health is mobilising new and retired healthcare professionals to augment our preparedness in dealing with a possible surge in infections.
Yesterday as the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo addressed the nation on updates to the nation’s enhanced response to the deadly Coronavirus Pandemic, the president appealed to all Ghanaians, observe Wednesday, 25th March 2020 as a national day of fasting and prayers for God to save the nation from Coronavirus.
The Ministry of health yesterday confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the nation has moved to twenty-one (21) with one (1) death recorded.
According to the reports, the deceased person had serious underlying health complications, and passed away in the early hours of yesterday.
The president in his address the nation said, I am reliably informed that all the other eighteen (18) persons are doing well, and are responding to treatment. Indeed, eight (8) of them are being managed from their homes, in isolation.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said whilst we continue to adhere to these measures, and ramp up our efforts to defeat this virus, I urge all of us, also, to seek the face of the Almighty.
Therefore on Wednesday, 25th March, 2020, I appeal to all Ghanaians, Christians and Muslims, to observe a national day of fasting and prayer.
Let us pray to God to protect our nation and save us from this pandemic.
He also thank the men and women of God who prayed for the nation with him on Thursday, and with the Vice President on Friday, for their intervention.
I am deeply humbled by the widespread nature of the support from you, the Ghanaian people, for the measures I have taken so far. Let me also commend both sides of Parliament for the expeditious and responsible manner in which they handled the passage of the Imposition of Restrictions Act, to which I have given assent, he said.
He also disclosed, all our borders, by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks, beginning midnight on Sunday. Anybody who comes into the country, before midnight on Sunday, will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for the virus. This closure will not apply to goods, supplies and cargo.
Further more, the president said, the Ministry of Health will not only step up its contact tracing efforts, but will also see to it that all persons who have been identified as having come into contact with infected persons are tested for the virus.
Updates to the nation’s enhanced response to the deadly Coronavirus Pandemic
More personal protection equipment are being procured to beef up supplies for our frontline health workers. Fifty thousand additional test kits have been ordered, and are expected in the country very shortly.
The Ministry of Health is mobilising new and retired healthcare professionals to augment our preparedness in dealing with a possible surge in infections.
Retired healthcare professionals have stepped forward to offer their services. Ghanaian entrepreneurs have also step up to produce greater quantities of sanitisers and ‘Veronica buckets’.
Members of the pharmaceutical industry were also called upon to scale up their domestic production of pharmaceutical products in which government will do its best to support them.
The president pleaded with each and every Ghanaian to comply with these measures.
He also noted that, our survival is in our own hands.
"I remain confident that together, and by the Grace of God, we shall overcome. This, too, will pass".
May God bless us all, and our homeland Ghana, and make us great and strong.
Watch the president's full address to the nation
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