COVID-19: Prompt action taken by Akufo-Addo helped mitigate spread – Sammi Awuku

COVID-19: Prompt action taken by Akufo-Addo helped mitigate spread – Sammi Awuku

- Sammi Awuku has stated that the prompt action taken by Akufo-Addo has helped to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus

- According to the National Organizer of the NPP, if the president had delayed a bit it would have been deadly

- He lauded Akufo-Addo for taking such pragmatic decisions

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The National Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku, has stated that the prompt action taken by the president has helped to mitigate the coronavirus cases in Ghana.

According to him, the cases would have worsened had the president tried to play delay tactics in taking certain pragmatic decisions.

Speaking at a disinfection exercise in the Eastern region, Mr Awuku was full of praise to the president by acknowledging how he took careful steps to help ameliorate the situation which could have blown in the faces of Ghanaians if not managed properly.

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“... the government has done tremendously well in taking decisive decisions, bold decisions. Ghana is blessed to have Akufo Addo and the NPP at this time because of the purposefulness, courage, and determination to confront this issue head-on," he said.

On March 27, 2020, the president issued a directive for the restriction on movements in most parts of the Greater Accra and Kumasi regions, Tema as well as Kasoa. for two weeks.

This directive, according to the president, would limit the spread of the virus from person to person and also help control community spread.

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The deadly coronavirus which has affected a total of 183 countries globally started in the Wuhan province in China on December 31, 2019.

Globally, this deadly virus has lead to the recording of over a million cases, tens of thousands of deaths with Italy topping the charts with over 15,000 deaths.

On March 13, 2020, Ghana recorded its very first cases and has since then recorded 214 cases with 5 deaths, 3 recoveries and 34 discharged from health facilities.

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