Coronavirus: Akufo-Addo declares March 25 as National prayer and fasting day

Coronavirus: Akufo-Addo declares March 25 as National prayer and fasting day

- Akufo-Addo has called on all religious people to fast and pray against the coronavirus

- He made this announcement when he addressed the nation on the coronavirus

- Ghana has recorded 21 cases of the deadly virus and one life has been lost out of the number

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President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on all Christians and Muslims to observe a national day of prayer and fasting in the wake of the coronavirus spread in the country.

The president was speaking for the 3rd time on Saturday, March 21, 2020, as he updated the citizenry on the virus which has been declared a global pandemic and has claimed thousands of lives.

In his address, Akufo-Addo called on religious people, to as a matter of urgency, mark March 25, 2020, on their calendars and observe it as a national day of fasting and prayer.

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This comes in the wake of the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 in the country which has infected over 20 people so far since the first cases in the nation were recorded mid-March.

Nana Addo called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to seek the face of God on the matter and asked that He stepped in to save the nation of further spread.

This follows a meeting he held with some top pastors in Ghana who were invited for a breakfast prayer meeting at the seat of government. Some of the men of God present were Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams and Reverend Eastwood Anaba.

Another prayer meeting was organized by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia which saw top Muslim leaders in attendance over the same issue.

President of America, Donald Trump, also made a similar call for a day of prayers in the United States as they recorded a high number of cases and deaths.

President Nana Akufo-Addo also directed that all of Ghana's borders be closed for two weeks as the nation figured out ways and means to stop the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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The closure of the borders started from 12:00am on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Calls for Ghana's borders to be closed started long ago and many associations and individuals alike petitioned the government to close the country's borders since many of the cases recorded were deemed to have been imported.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana has recorded two new cases of Coronavirus.

This brings the total to 21 with one death - meaning the existing cases in the country are now 20.

The latest two cases were confirmed via the official handle of the Disease and Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.

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