H.E Prez Nana Addo Danqwah Akuffo Addo speaking at the 2020 Virtual Eid ul-Fitr celebration at the GBC studios in Accra, said he will soon announce to Ghanaians, a road map for easing the restrictions amid efforts to ‘live with the pandemic’ as he expects these stakeholder consultations to conclude this week.
He added, “We have to find a way, but in safety, for we cannot be under these restrictions forever”.
Again he explained three reasons he was basing his decision on easing the coronavirus restrictions:
Firstly, the rate of death for confirmed cases being very low.
Secondly, the number of severe cases being persistently low.
Lastly, a more robust mechanism for enforcing a central strategy for defeating the virus.
He indicated that, it appears by the Grace of God Ghanaians are not dying of this virus in the number that were originally anticipated and feared.
He however disclosed there were 16 severe cases of coronavirus in hospitals around the country with none of the infected patients placed on a ventilating machine. “We pray for their speedy recovery” he stressed.
Due to the preventive measures on social gathering,a virtual celebration prayer which was led by the Eminent National Chief Imam, Sheik Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu supported by the Muslims leaders at GBC.
In attendance was the President, Nana Addo Danqwa Akuffo Addo, Vice President Dr.Bawumia, Minister for the Zongo Development, Mustapha Hamid and the newly appointed Supreme Court Judge, Justice Amadu Tanko.
Story by Nana Esi Nhyira