COVID-19 lockdown: NDC stops all communicators from going near radio and TV stations

COVID-19 lockdown: NDC stops all communicators from going near radio and TV stations

- The NDC has asked all party communicators within lockdown areas to cease all TV and radio in-studio discussions

- The opposition party also noted that all of its official executives in these areas should work from home

- Meanwhile, two recovered COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Ghana

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Ghana’s biggest opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has instructed all communication officers of the party to suspend all in-studio discussions until further notice.

The party’s directive follows President Nana Akufo-Addo’s lockdown announced on Friday, March 27.

Effective Monday, March 30, the Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa areas are under partial lockdown as a measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in Ghana.

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In view of the announced partial lockdown of the Ashanti Region, Greater Accra Region and parts of the Central Region as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Communication Bureau of the NDC hereby directs all Communication Officers and Communicators of the party in the affected areas to suspend in-studio discussions on radio and TV stations forthwith,” the NDC said in a statement.

The NDC party has urged its communicators within these affected areas to resort to technology as a means of communication in this period.

The party also noted that all of its national and official executives will be working from home and will be available via phone calls, WhatsApp and SMS messages.

Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded two recovery cases of the COVID-19. The patients have been discharged, according to the Ghana Health Service.

According to two other patients are also awaiting laboratory results to inform health officials’ decision on whether to discharge or not.

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The two discharged patients, according to the Ghana Health Service, are those who fall under the Routine Surveillance.

As of March 30, 2020, Ghana’s COVID-19 case count stands at 152 with five deaths. The GHS said all the five had “underlying chronic medical conditions prior to COVID-19 infection.” earlier reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday, March 27, 2020, announced the establishment of a fund to receive contributions and donations to support the coronavirus victims.

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