President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to give his sixth address to the nation new measures taken by the government to address the Coronavirus outbreak in the country tonight [Thursday, April 9, 2020].
The address is scheduled for 10:30 pm.
The president’s address is largely anticipated as he indicated in his last address that he would announce government’s decision on whether or not to extend the 2-week partial lockdown imposed on the Greater Accra and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Areas.
Akufo-Addo told Ghanaians that the next step of the country in terms of its fight against COVID-19 will be determined by the outcome of the tests on over 15,000 samples taken from contacts who have been traced to other COVID-19 patients.
A total of 11,016 out of the 15,385 samples collected from contacts traced had been processed and 37 of them tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, 7th April 2020.