NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia (left) and President Akufo-Addo (right)
General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says his party has suspended all party activities in compliance with the directives of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The Akufo-Addo led Government has announced a ban on church-related activities, mosques prayers, and all other public gatherings.
President Akufo-Addo made this bold declaration Sunday evening, as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
In his second national address on the Coronavirus update, President Akufo-Addo said; "all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious events such as services in churches and mosques have been suspended.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said the ban will be in force for the "next four weeks", following the six confirmed cases of COVID-19 that have been recorded in the country within a few days.
Commenting on President Akufo-Addo’s directives on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, the NDC Chief Scribe joined the crusade of the President to entreat all and sundry including members of his political party to take the directives of the President serious.
“We are looking at a situation where everybody will adhere to the directives of the President and just as other countries have stated, we are at war as a nation and when it comes to war, we don’t have NDC, NPP or CPP; the country is rather an under attack by the coronavirus and so we have to do everything necessary to eradicate the coronavirus immediately and I think it will help everyone,” he implored.
7th COVID-19 Case Confirmed
Ghana has confirmed a new case of the deadly coronavirus disease bringing the total number of victims in the country to seven (7).
The new case, a male, was confirmed on the Ghana Health Service (GHS) website.
According to the GHS, the latest victim of the scourge who is "being managed in isolation" and "in stable condition", resides in the Greater Accra Region. He, however, is another imported case; a Ghanaian citizen who recently returned from France.
"This afternoon (17 March 2020); we have received report from NMIMR that indicated one (1) more confirmed case as positive for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region. The case patient is a 35-year-old male, a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Acca from France within the past 14 days. This is another imported case, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to seven (7). The case is being managed in isolation and he is in stable condition".
Meanwhile, with regard to contact tracing on the the six previous cases, "a total of 350 contacts have been identified and are being followed up," says the GHS.
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