Prez. Akuffo-Addo Places Ban On All Social Gatherings Due To Overwhelmed Cases Of Convid19
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the various hospitals treating persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 are full. This is mainly due to the daily rate of infections which stands with an average of 700.
When COVID-19 first hit Ghana in March, the president declared a lockdown of some suburbs of Accra, Tema and Kumasi metropolitan areas when total active cases hit 397.
Despite over 4000 active cases recorded in this second wave of infections, our average rates of infections are recorded daily with active cases tremendously increased to 700 undoubtedly cases daily as compared to 200 cases two weeks ago, all social media predictions of a lockdown announcement by the president did not materialise.
The president in his 23rd Coronavirus address on Sunday said: “You do not have to be arrested by the police before you wear your mask, your workplace should not be closed for non-conformity with the protocols, if there is no urgent reason for you to be outside, please stay at home.”
He continued, “As of Friday, January 29th 2020, sixty-four more people had sadly died over the last two weeks, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 416 so our hospitalisation rates are increasing, with the number of critically and severely ill persons now at 172. Our hospitals have become full, and we have to reactivate our isolation centres.”
The total number of active cases has tremendously increased, President Akufo-Addo disclosed to the public with an indication that, the situation has doubled from 1,900 two weeks ago, to 5,358 currently.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo therefore announced that, the various hospitals treating persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 are full and therefore, the protocols should be monitored and enforced critically due to the overwhelmed conditions of active cases
The president, therefore, announced that funerals should be limited to 25 persons and placed restrictions on all social gatherings including weddings, parties, political gatherings, festivals, exhibitions etc
President Akuffo-Addo added “My faith in God tells me that this too shall pass, for the Battle is the Lords,” Akufo-Addo concluded his speech.