In light of recent developments, the president of the Republic of Ghana Pres. Nana Akuffo Addo has announced some drastic measures his government has decided to take in hope of preventing wide spread of the coronavirus.

Speaking to the nation, the president had this to say,

“I have decided in the interest of public safety and the protection of our population to review the public gathering advisories earlier announced as follows. Firstly, all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks. Private burials are permitted, but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance, All universities, Senior High Schools and basic schools ie public and private schools, will also be closed from Monday, March 16, 2020, till further notice. The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programmes.”

The President added that “BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations but with prescribed social distancing protocols.”
These announcement comes after the Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie announced during a press briefing that two more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, making the total of confirmed cases to 6.

here are excepts of the president`s briefing

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