No handshake: Akufo-Addo sets example at 63rd Independence celebration

No handshake: Akufo-Addo sets example at 63rd Independence celebration

- Akufo-Addo has asked Ghanaians to put a stop to shaking hands with people to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus

- At the 63rd independence anniversary, set the example by declining to shake hands with dignitaries present at the 63rd Independence day celebration

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President Akufo-Addo has asked Ghanaians to put a stop to shaking hands with people to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

According to him, the current medical crisis that is bringing in its wake deaths and economic difficulties is worrying.

The president’s comment comes in the wake of an investigation into a suspected case of COVID-19 in Ghana which fortunately tested negative.

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At the 63rd independence anniversary, Nana Addo set the example by declining to shake hands with dignitaries present at the 63rd Independence day celebration in Kumasi.

GBConline.com reported that the president rather bowed to each dignitary present including the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Christopher Rowley.

Akufo-Addo strongly discouraged travels from high-risk countries to prevent the risk of any confirmed case in Ghana.

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In other news, the Ministry of Health in Nigeria has confirmed another fresh case of coronavirus in the country, bringing the number of established cases to two since the outbreak of the life-threatening infection in the country.

The health ministry made the shocking confirmation on Monday morning, March 2, in a statement on the verified Twitter page of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to the ministry, the second case is a "contact of the index case" in Ogun state which was confirmed after testing positive to the virus from quarantine centre.

READ ALSO: Coronavirus: Second case confirmed by health minister in Ogun state

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