Just in: Akufo-Addo outlines enhanced measures against spread of COVID-19 (video)

Just in: Akufo-Addo outlines enhanced measures against spread of COVID-19 (video)

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has outlined enhanced measures taken against the further spread of coronavirus otherwise known as Covid-19 in an address to the nation.

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This follows a 6-hour meeting with the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Covid-19 rapid response.

Among the measures outlined, the president placed an immediate ban on public gatherings including conferences, funerals, political rallies, religious gatherings and related activities as part of measures against the spread of the pandemic in the country.

President Akufo-Addo in an address today [Sunday], March 15, 2020, stated that the ban will be in full force for the next four weeks.

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This comes after the Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie confirmed that Ghana had recorded six cases of coronavirus during a press briefing on the current state of Covid-19.

The six confirmed cases are people who travelled into the country.

Ghana's Ministry of Health and Information also announced an advisory in this regard on how to manage the development against further spread of the deadly disease.

Following the Inter-Ministerial Committee meeting, President Nana Akufo-Addo outlined enhanced measures to prevent spread of Covid-19 in an address to the nation.

''I have decided, in the interest of public safety and protection of our population, to review the public gathering advisories earlier announced,'' Akufo-Addo said in his earlier remarks.

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