- Ghana's COVID-19 case count has risen to 14,154 according to the June 21, 2020 update
- The total number of recoveries and deaths, however, remain at 10,473 and 85 respectively
- President Akufo-Addo also says government will pay exams fees of all final year students ahead of WASSCE 2020
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President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, June 21, 2020, revealed during his 12th COVID-19 address to the nation that Ghana’s Coronavirus caseload has shot up to 14,154.
He indicated that this was after some 147 new cases were recorded on Sunday, June 21.
The latest data also showed that the total number of recoveries remain at 10,473 and deaths at 85.
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He also revealed in his address that his government will absorb the full examination fees of all final year students sitting for the 2020 West Africa Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE).
“For the first time in our nation’s history, government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 313,837 students who will sit for the exams.”
Meanwhile, all final year SHS students, second-year gold track students will also resume school on Monday, June 22, 2020.
President Akufo-Addo opined that in line with the new protocols to keep the students safe, a maximum of only 25 students will be admitted to a class.
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“There will be no sporting activities and the wearing of face mask is mandatory for both students, teachers, and non-teaching staff,” he said in a televised address.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a new Executive Instrument (E.I 164) in Ghana has made it compulsory for everyone to wear a face mask in public or risk a maximum of 10-year jail term.
The law, which has been signed by President Akufo-Addo came into force on June 15, 2020.
Those without face mask risk being incarcerated between four and 10 years or will pay a fine of GH¢12,000 to GH¢60,000, or both.
The E.I was passed as part of measures to minimise the spread of the COVID-19.
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