- Traditional priests in Aflao have reportedly offered animal sacrifice to deities of the land to expel "evil spirits" believed to be responsible for the coronavirus pandemic
- This comes after President Akufo-Addo urged all religious bodies to pray and seek supernatural intervention against the coronavirus
- Photos of their activities have popped up
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In the wake and spread of the coronavirus in Ghana, religious bodies have been urged by President Akufo-Addo to seek God’s intervention to ward off the disease.
On March 15, 2020, the president, in a televised addressed to the nation called on all religious bodies and Ghanaians to pray for divine reinforcement in the fight against the COVID-19.
Churches in the country led the National Day of Prayer in the country which was set aside by the president on March 25, 2020.
Ghana News Agency reports that traditional priests in Aflao have offered animal sacrifice to deities of the land to expel "evil spirits" believed to be responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.
The priests, brought together by Togbui Adzogaga Amenya Fiti V, Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional area, would offer sacrifices for three days after, which they said a torrential downpour would wipe out the disease from Ghana and the world.
The Chief Priest, Tronua Sadzi said, the virus was also brought about by wizardry through enmity between two powerful countries and called for peace, unity and love in the world.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service has said that a total of 152 COVID-19 cases including 5 deaths have been confirmed in Ghana.
In other news, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo recently outlined stringent measures including a partial lockdown of major cities in the country owing to prevailing circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the night of Friday, March 27, 2020, the president announced new measures to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Key among the measures was the partial lockdown of the cities of Accra, Tema, Kumasi and their immediate surroundings.
Areas to be affected in Kumasi include the main city and its immediate neighbours like Atwima, Kwabre, Bosomtwe, among others.
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