- President Akufo Addo says Ghana's daily Covid-19 cases have spiked.
- The president, in a national address, says Covid-19 directives will be enforced.
- Daily Covid-19 cases have surged from 25 to 130 daily cases.
President Akufo Addo is concerned about the rise in daily cases of the Novel Coronavirus. With active cases jumping from 25 a day to 130, Nana Addo observed that Ghanaians have “let our guards down”.
Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have been on the rise since October, with daily case counts spiking in the tens. Disease experts from the University of Ghana project that over 1 million Ghanaians have the virus - despite recent cases being over 45,000.
Addressing the nation on management of the virus, the president warned that “compliance rate have fallen from 45 percent to 5 percent”.
“Severe sanctions exist in our laws for persons who disregard these protocols. The law enforcement agencies will apply these laws without fear or favour. We can’t afford to throw caution to the wind,” he stated.
The Coronavirus has caused lockdowns across the world with Ghana not an exception. One major challenge has been the disregard for Covid-19 protocol including the wearing of face masks and social distancing.
Since lockdown measures were lifted, many Ghanaians go about their normal duties with the wearing of face masks nor social distancing. This has left government warning of a possible lockdown should cases continue to rise.
The global pandemic has caused damage to world economies. In Ghana, millions of jobs have been lost with over 40,000 small and medium companies collapsing. In order to restore the economy, the government initiated a 100 billion cedi COVID-19 recovery program. This is to revive jobs and create new ones.