- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has indicated that the President would be addressing the nation on March 21, 2020.
- The Information Minister used the opportunity to indicate that there is no cause to panic because the president would not declare a lockdown
- The minister went a step further to strongly encourage Ghanaians to spread calm not fear
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Ghana's Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has shared an update, indicating that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would be addressing the press this evening on March 21, 2020.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the minister's official Twitter handle, the honourable mentions categorically that the president has been in a meeting with COVID-19 response committee.
The minister further indicates that all the latest updates and measures would be discussed with the nation in the nation's address tonight (March 21).
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Kojo Oppong Nkrumah makes it clear that the president would not be declaring a lockdown on the nation in the upcoming address and the nation should spread calm not fear.
He did not strongly suggest whether there might be a lockdown in another address in the future but it appears that, that would depend on how things unfold in the future.
Some sources have been indicating that Nana would declare a lockdown. Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported how Bright Simons, the Vice President of Imani Ghana has indicated that Ghana might be on lockdown beginning on Sunday, March 22, 2020, in a serious post.
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If Bright Simon's report would hold, it means that the president would address the nation again on March 22 but that it is not yet clear if that can happen.
In other news, top Ghanaian celebrity King Promise has stated that he is in self-isolation after returning from the UK in the past days.
According to the Ghanaian musician, he shows no symptoms of COVID-19 but has decided to undergo the 2-week isolation in line with WHO protocols.
King Promise mentions that although his London and Amsterdam concerts pulled massive crowds, he had to call off the rest of the concerts due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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