- President Akufo-Addo has advised Ghanaians to learn to live with the coronavirus pandemic
- According to him, this is because research has proven that the disease might stay longer than expected
- He said the COVID-19 outbreak should not be a reason for Ghanaians to put a stop to whatever agenda they have set for development
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has advised Ghanaians to learn to live with the coronavirus pandemic since research has proven that the disease will stay much longer.
Akufo-Addo said the COVID-19 outbreak should not be a reason for Ghanaians to put a stop to whatever agenda they have set for development.
Speaking at a meeting with the chiefs and elders of the Anlo Traditional Area of the Volta Region, Akufo-Addo said individuals must take it upon themselves to ensure strict adherence to the various measures outlined by the Ghana Health Service.
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He however, reiterated social distancing, not shaking hands, among other practices, are the short to long term solution to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
“We are going through a very difficult time in our country that all of us are aware of. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that our lives must come to a stop.
The virus is there, but we have to find a way to live with it. Ghana’s business must continue. ,” Akufo-Addo said.
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Meanwhile, with regards to the virus not going away, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus disease otherwise known as the COVID-19 may never go away.
Speaking at a news briefing on Wednesday, the Emergencies Director for WHO, Dr. Mike Ryan, he said that even if a vaccine is found, controlling the virus will require a “massive effort”.
Dr Ryan just like HIV which has not gone away after all these years, people have to come to terms with the virus which has already killed many.
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