- Akufo-Addo gives $100 million to Health authorities in the country to enhance the fight against the Covid-19 virus
- He has also banned all public officials from travel outside until further notice
- Meanwhile, the WHO on Wednesday, March 11 declared that the coronavirus ountbreak has reached the pandemic stage
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The government of Ghana has made available $100 million for the fight against the deadly coronavirus in the country.
Addressing the West African country on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo opined that he has directed the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to release the Cedi equivalent of $100 million to boast the country’s measures and preparedness against the Covid-19 illness.
“… is to fund expansion of infrastructure, purchase of materials and equipment, and public education,” Nana Addo said when he addressed the country.
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He also noted that with the announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the coronavirus disease has reached the “pandemic”, Ghanaians must be prepared and put in place measures that will fish out any hidden cases within our territory.
Ghana’s neighboring countries have recorded cases of the deadly disease - Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo all have confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, all 57 suspected cases reported in Ghana have tested negative after a series of test was conducted by the Noguchi Memorial Institute.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday announced that all public officials must suspend all foreign travels until further notice.
Any public official who wants to travel must seek approval from the Chief of Staff.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that as the world struggles to find a lasting cure and remedy to the deadly COVID-19 illness, authorities have also intensified measures that will help reduce the spread of the disease.
In China, for example, people are avoiding handshakes and resulting to greeting one another with a gong shou gesture, where a palm is folded over the opposite fist.
In the Gulf, citizens are saying "hello" with a wave rather than the traditional “nose to nose” greeting.
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