President Akufo-Addo has disclosed that the number of active Covid-19 cases has declined to 398, putting the country’s recovery rate at 98.5%.

Addressing the nation for the 18th time since the outbreak of the virus in Ghana, the President stated that although the recovery rate has increased, some deaths have also been recorded.

“46,664 persons have fully recovered from the virus, putting our recovery rate at 98.5%. 13 more deaths have occurred, bringing the total number of deaths, tragically, to 310, out of a total number of 510,074 persons tested”.

He stressed that the improvement was based on a co-ordinative approach adopted by his government towards winning the battle against the pandemic.

He said these benefits have also ensured that more restrictions are not imposed on citizens.

“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 mandatory fining persons for not wearing masks, all in the bid to contain the second wave of the virus, we, in Ghana, have been spared all these developments and restrictions.

“We must, thus, be doing something right,” he added.

The President also used the opportunity to urge Ghanaians to observe the Covid-19 protocols since the virus remains a mystery.

“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.

“As President of the Republic, I assured you of my continuing commitment to limiting and stopping the importation of the virus, containing its spread, providing adequate care for the sick, slowing down community spread, reducing the impact of the virus on social and economic life, and using the opportunity afforded by this pandemic to expand our domestic production capacity, and deepen our self-reliance.

“I remain committed to these objectives, and I will not stray from them,” the President pledged.