President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has mentioned that Ghana’s fight against Covid-19 has not been lost.
Speaking at his 15th address to the nation on how the coronavirus pandemic has been managed, he revealed that contrary to claims by some political figures that the fight has been lost, he indicated that the closer look at the data shows Ghana is limiting and containing the spread and ultimately defeating the virus.
According to Nana Akufo Addo, in his update number 14, the closer look at COVID-19 the data shows tremendous improvement especially taking our active cases into consideration.
“Fellow Ghanaians, when I delivered update number 14 some three weeks ago, I indicated that the closer look at the data points to the fact that we are steadily on the path towards limiting and containing the virus and ultimately defeating it. I requested all of us to pay particular attention to the number of active cases.”
He further stated that as at 24th July 2020, the number of active cases, i.e persons with the virus, as compared to Saturday, 15th July 2020, is a clear indication that government policies are working.
Government policies are working, evidence that Covid fight is not lost says Akufo Addo.
“As at 24th July 2020, the number of active cases, i.e, the persons with the virus stood at 3,307. As at Saturday, 15th August 2020, three weeks later, the number of active cases stands at 1,847. This is a clear indication that government policies are working”, Akufo Addo stated.
President Akufo Addo, therefore, charged Ghanaians in some regions to do all they can to prevent themselves from recording the first infection in some four regions, namely, North East, Savanna, Upper East and Upper West regions. However, regions like Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western, Central and Eastern continue to be the highly infectious regions in the country.
Thus far, Ghana has recorded a total of 40,567 persons who have recovered tallying a percentage increase of 89.5% to 95.1% within three weeks
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI