- Joshua Kyeremeh has died from COVID-19 complications
- He was among the first appointees in President Akufo-Addo’s first term
- A product of KNUST, he was a former head of the BNI, now NIB
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National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh, has died, YEN.com.gh can report.
He died after a short illness at the Ga East Municipal Hospital in the early hours of Monday, 18 January 2021.
According to the pro-government broadcaster, Asaase Radio, Kyeremeh died of kidney complications at the hospital where he was receiving treatment for COVID-19.
A product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), he was President Nana Akufo-Addo’s first appointees during his first term.
Kyeremeh was a former Director of the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), formerly known as the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo warned that the country could face another COVID-19 restriction as authorities battle with increasing cases of new infections.
Ghana’s new active reached 1,924 as of Sunday, January 17, 2021, with an average of 200 infections daily.
Thirteen out of the 16 regions recorded virus infections.
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Updating Ghanaians on Sunday on the administration’s handling of the contagion, the president said: “We do not want to go back to the days of partial lockdowns which hurt our economy and way of life.
“…But should that become necessary, and should the number of active cases continue to increase at the current rate, I will have no option than to reimpose these restrictions.”
So far 352 COVID-19 related fatalities have been recorded in Ghana.
In other news, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) reiterated the safety and efficiency of the COVID-19 vaccines.
The president of the GMA, Dr. Frank Ankobea, said it is important to do an intensive public education on the importance of the vaccine.
Dr. Ankobea said even though people are skeptical about the vaccines, the scientists know that the vaccines are safe and that is probably what will help in the long term.
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