#CoronaVirusUpdate: Ghana records 9th case

Ghana has now recorded and confirmed 9 cases of deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). President Akufo Addo made the disclosure at Prayer Breakfast Meeting with the Clergy at the Seat of...

Ghana has now recorded and confirmed 9 cases of deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19).

President Akufo Addo made the disclosure at Prayer Breakfast Meeting with the Clergy at the Seat of Government, Jubilee House on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Speaking at the programme, the President stated that with nine confirmed cases of infections Ghana must count itself amongst the countries least hit by the Coroniavirus.

He added that nonetheless, the rapid spread of the disease across the world has led the government to institute a number of measures to help to ensure that the nation is adequately prepared to combat the spread of the pandemic on our shores.

President Akufo Addo last Sunday announced the shut down of all educational institutions – universities, second cycle schools and basic schools effective, March 16, 2020 until further notice in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19.

However, BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to prepare for their examination under prescribed social distancing protocols.

All public gatherings, including conferences, workshops, funerals, political rallies, sporting events, such as services in churches and mosques have been suspended for the next four weeks.

Private burials are however permitted but with limited numbers not exceeding 25 people in attendance.

He reiterated that travel bans announced are still in force.

By: Kwadwo Anim/livefmghana.com/Ghana/91.9FM/

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