President Akufo-Addo’s Coronavirus Concern

Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo/Photo by Kola SULAIMON/ AFP

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is doing his utmost to inform Ghanaians of the dangers of the novel Covid-19 virus.

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The president should be commended for his concern.

In his latest update on the issue, the 23rd in the series, President Akufo-Addo expressed concern about the worsening situation of the crisis.

“As at Friday, 29th January, sixty-four (64) more people have, sadly, died, over the last two weeks, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to four hundred and sixteen (416),” the president said.

According to the president, “Our hospitalisation rates are increasing, with the number of critically and severely ill persons now at one hundred and seventy-two (172). Our hospitals have become full, and we have had to reactivate our isolation centres. Our average daily rates of infection now stand at seven hundred (700), compared to two hundred (200) two weeks ago.

“The total number of active cases has more than doubled, from a little over one thousand, nine hundred (1,900), two weeks ago, to five thousand, three hundred and fifty-eight (5,358) currently”, adding that all sixteen regions of Ghana now have “active cases”.

The aim was to vaccinate the entire population of Ghana with the initial number of 20 million.

President Akufo-Addo announced his government’s intention to vaccinate around 17.6 million Ghanaians who are willing to take the vaccine by June this year.

Ghana, says the president, expects the first shipment of vaccines by March 2021.