Ghanaian President To Address Nation Again On Coronavirus
By Melvin Tarlue
Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, is set to address his nation again tonight on the.country’s coronavirus situation and measures being taken to curtail the spread of the virus.
The address scheduled to commence at 9pm, will be the fifth of its kind and is to be delivered from the Jubilee House, the seat of Government in the national capital, Accra.
It is coming at a time Ghana has recorded 214 confirmed cases of coronavirus as at April 5, 2020.
*What Has The President Been Doing So Far?*
Since the outbreak of the virus and the recording of some suspected cases in the country, Mr Akufo-Addo has been updating his nation regularly on measures being taken by his ruling New Patriotic Party’s administration to curtail the spread of the virus.
His first address to the nation on came off on March 11, 2020.
That was when Ghana had around 57 suspected cases of Covid-19.
A day later, Ghana recorded two confirmed cases of the virus.
During his first address, the President called for precautionary measures to be observed.
He delivered his second address on March 15, disclosing that he had directed the Finance Minister to release $100 million towards the fight against the virus.
In the second address, he imposed a ban on public gatherings including church services.
On March 21, he delivered his third address, ordering among other things, the closures of Ghana borders – land, sea and air – for two weeks.
His fourth address came with an imposition of a two partial lockdown of Accra, Kumasi and Tema.
The lockdown took effect at 1pm on Monday, March 30, this year.
It is yet unclear what measures the President is going to introduce tonight.