- Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Ghana's 1st Lady has called off a huge anticipated women's event scheduled for the evening of March 13 at the Labadi Beach Hotel
- In a press release, the office of the 1st Lady states explicitly that the sudden change of plans has been due to the announcement of the infectious COVID-19 in the country
- The International Women's Day High-Level Event was reportedly the biggest event at the hotel this week and was expecting over 400 guests
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Ghana's First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has cancelled the International Women's Day High-Level Event at Labadi Beach scheduled for this 13th day of March 2020.
YEN.com.gh sighted a press release from the office of the First Lady on her Instagram handle where it was explicitly stated that the event that was supposed to happen at the Labadi Beach Hotel in the evening was called off.
It was also revealed that the development was due to the unexpected announcement by the government of Ghana that COVID-19 also known as coronavirus had been confirmed in Ghana.
See the press release below:
The annual event was reportedly going to host prominent women and gender advocates following the observance of international women’s day.
It is indicated that a whopping 400 guests were expected to attend the event before the rather sudden announcement of its cancellation.
The First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo's programme was indicated as the biggest the hotel was to host during the week. Unfortunately, the hotel has been severely hit with the cancellation of several events including five major international events.
In another report relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, YEN.com.gh reported that in 1918, a pandemic called The Spanish flu or 1918 Pandemic with flu-like symptoms that were just like the current coronavirus or COVID-19 being experienced around the world today killed almost everyone on the planet but for a 'mysterious' intervention.
According to Cdc.gov and history.com, every single country in the world was affected massively including people on isolated islands.
At the peak of the disease, one in every three people in the entire world was affected and the number of people who died was 50 million, which is 10 million more than the number of people who died during the First World War.
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