- Akufo-Addo has banned all foreign travels until further notice for public officials
- The President has also admonished Ghanaians to take their basic personal hygiene seriously
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has instructed that foreign travels for all public officials be suspended temporarily.
The President’s directive comes on the back of the increasing rate and impact of the deadly coronavirus.
The directive is also a government measure to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana.
The directive was contained in a statement issued by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare.
The circular was addressed to all sector Ministers and their deputies, Regional Ministers and their deputies, all Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives, and all Heads of Government Agencies.
The statement, however, noted that only essential and critical foreign travels will be considered and, thereafter, approved.
“The directive, together with other measures being put in place by Government, is intended to protect the general public from contracting the virus. Please take note and ensure compliance,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo on March 6, 2020, during Ghana’s 63rd Independence Day celebration urged Ghanaians to stop shaking hands completely, and cover their mouths when their cough and sneeze to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease.
The President also recommended that Ghanaians practice basic, personal hygiene, and be extra careful with sanitation.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that former president John Dramani Mahama has promised that the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not let down Ghanaians.
The NDC flagbearer made the promise on Monday, March 9, 2020, in Bolgatanga (Upper East Region) while on his Speak Out tour.
According to the former president, his interactions with Ghanaians across the country will guide him on how things are done in his next government.
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