Many don't see how severe COVID-19 is - Rawlings finally opens up on pandemic

Many don't see how severe COVID-19 is - Rawlings finally opens up on pandemic

- Ghana's former president, Jerry John Rawlings, has opened up on the novel coronavirus pandemic in an Easter message to Ghanaians

- He indicated that many people do not take the disease seriously and cautioned that unless citizens follow the social-distancing and stay-home protocols, the disease will keep spreading

- Before concluding, Rawlings wished citizens well during these Easter festivities

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Former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, has spoken about the coronavirus pandemic in his Easter message to Ghanaians, warning citizens concerning the disease.

According to the ex-president, there are people who do not appreciate how severe the pandemic is and are, therefore, failing to respect the appropriate directives and protocols.

Rawlings further cautions that the virus will keep spreading unless citizens learn to exercise discipline and stay at home.

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In the ex-president's own words: "Some seem not to appreciate the severity of the pandemic and are failing woefully to respect the social distancing restrictions and the stay-at-home directives."

"We need not allow this virus to spread into our communities. It will spread if we fail to be disciplined and stay at home," he added.

Before wrapping up, JJ Rawlings used the opportunity to wish all Ghanaians an Easter period full of reflection, love, and generosity, urging everyone to come on board with unity, patriotism and goodwill to fight COVID-19.

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Many Ghanaians reacted positively to Rawlings' words:

Livingstone Xetor thanked him immensely:

Patrick Ndangoh wished him well and blessed him as well also reported that Ferdie Ato Adoboe is a Ghanaian athlete who holds a Guinness World Record as the fastest 100m backward runner ever among three other amazing world records.

In a report by, the amazing Ghanaian athlete has exhibited his talent professionally on four different continents, with 34 years' experience in coaching and teaching.

Ferdie Ato Adoboe was born and raised in Ghana, where he nurtured himself as a soccer player before getting an opportunity to move to the US in 1981.

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