President Nana Akufo-Addo has touted the success of government’s initiatives in fighting the novel Coronavirus disease.
Delivering the 18th update to the nation on measures taken to fight Covid-19 on Sunday, the President cited countries in Europe and America who have imposed new restrictions on their citizens due to the second wave of the disease.
Considering the fact that Ghana has been spared the developments and necessary restrictions some of these countries have had to take, the President believes that this is indicative that Ghana must be doing something right.
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“When you take a close look at the measures some other countries are having to take, including imposing night-time curfews and partial lockdowns, declaring state of emergencies, limiting the numbers of people permitted at public gatherings, and mandatorily fining persons for not wearing masks, all in the bid to contain the secondwave of the virus, we, in Ghana, have been spared all these developments and restrictions. We must, thus, be doing something right.”
Ghana has so far recorded 47, 310 with 46, 618 recoveries and 310 deaths since it first confirmed a case in March.
Currently, the country’s active cases stands at 382.
President Akufo-Addo attributed this to the effectiveness of government policies, the co-operation of the citizenry and ultimately, the grace of God.
“The science and data tell us that the trajectory of the virus in Ghana mirrors that of an epidemic with reduced disease activity. Our daily infection rates are no longer in the hundreds as they were sometime back.
“Presently, they are in the tens, averaging 25 new cases per day, in the course of last week. This is in sharp contrast with what is happening in the countries that are experiencing a second wave of infections, where, in some instances, new infections and hospitalisations are, sadly, in the thousands per day,” he said.
The President, however, admonished the citizenry to continue to adhere to the safety protocols instituted to stem the spread of Covid-19.
“In spite of our successes, I would like to reiterate that this virus remains something of a mystery, and we should always rather err on the side of caution, and continue to observe the protocols that have brought us to where we are.”