Coronavirus: Akufo-Addo orders GWC to provide free water in April, May and June amid pandemic

Coronavirus: Akufo-Addo orders GWC to provide free water in April, May and June amid pandemic

President Akufo-Addo has ordered the Ghana Water Company (GWC) Ltd to provide free uninterrupted supply of water to all Ghanaians amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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This takes effect for the months of April, May and June in 2020.

President Akufo-Addo issued the directive in a televised broadcast to the nation to provide an update on the latest enhanced measures taken by the government in the fight for the preventive and containment of the coronavirus pandemic.

In an effort to mitigate the economic hardships being experienced by Ghanaians, the president disclosed that the Ghana Water Company (GWC) Ltd has been directed to supply free uninterrupted water to all Ghanaians amid the COVID-19 pandemic for the months of April, May and June in 2020.

This is part of efforts by the government to ameliorate the economic challenges as a result of the deadly coronavirus that has taken lives, hospitalised many, crashed stock markets, and impacted global health systems.

Watch full televised broadcast below.

Meanwhile, the Disease Surveillance Department has confirmed that nine more cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Ghana as of April 5, 2020.

Six of the nine cases were recorded from the Greater Accra region and three from the Ashanti region.

Out of the 214 cases, three have recovered and 18 others have been discharged and are being treated at home.

In other news, Ali Shaibu, 24, a Ghanaian indigene resident in Italy has died after being bed-ridden for weeks at an immigrant camp in the country.

The late Ghanaian immigrant reportedly travelled from Ghana to the European country to seek greener pastures to upgrade his standard of living.

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