President Nana Akufo-Addo visits Noguchi Research Centre

President Nana Akufo-Addo visits Noguchi Research Centre

-Akufo-Addo has visited Ghana's premier medical research centre, Noguchi

- The President in his latest address on COVID-19 to the nation revealed the number of cases is now 4,700 as of May 10

- He also announced that the ban on public gathering had been extended to May 31

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President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, May 10, 2020, visited the Noguchi Medical Research Centre at the University of Ghana to familiarise himself with the operations of the centre.

Noguchi is the heartbeat of Ghana's COVID-19 testing centres in the country.

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President Akufo-Addo was received by the managers of the medical facility who took him around the operational areas and explained the processes that samples go through before results are declared to him.

He assured them of adequate support to make their operations more effective.

Ahead of the visit, the president had presided over a three-day cabinet retreat at Peduase where the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy had been discussed.

He later in the evening addressed the nation spelling out further steps to contain the pandemic.

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Akufo-Addo jabbed his political opponents, especially former president John Dramani Mahama during his address to the nation.

Mr Akufo-Addo said: “I know some political actors will want you to believe that our current numbers represent a failure on the part of Government. Do not begrudge them. They need to make such comments for their political survival.”

He was responding to claims by his predecessor that he [Akufo-Addo] has failed in handling the spread of the pandemic in the country. earlier reported that some inmates in police cells in the Greater Region have tested positive for coronavirus.

COP Fred Adu-Anim told journalists Saturday, May 9, 2020, that the undisclosed number of inmates have since been sent to an isolation centre also in Accra.

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