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SUMMARY OF PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO’S 14TH ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON COVID-19 CRISIS

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SUMMARY OF PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO’S 14TH ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON COVID-19 CRISIS

Summary:

-I was in quarantine for 2 weeks and I’m back to work.

-We have come to understand that COVID-19 is not a problem which will come on its own. We hope and pray that a treatment will happen tomorrow but we don’t know if will happen in a month or in a few years

-It’s not normal that we have to wear masks but now we have to. Until a treatment is found, COVID-19 remains a part of our lives

-The most significant of our measures has been the gradual reopening of schools. Since I last addressed the nation, we have seen students return to school to prepare for their final exams

-Final year students who have tested positive are being managed

-Government is extending the free supply of electricity to lifeline users to the end of the year.

-The safety and good health of student and staff have been the paramount consideration in the opening of schools.

-The Finance Minister has painted a credible hope for the future despite the effects of COVID

-Government was able to feed over 1,000 people during the lockdown

-GH$600 million being disbursed to businesses

-Our recovery rate has increased from 75% a month ago to 89%. Our hospitalization rate has been very low

-We are steadily on the path to limiting spread of the virus

-The study shows we are steadily on the path to limiting the spread of the virus

-Ghana’s death rate has consistently been very low

-From 1 August the duration of church services will be extended from 1 hour to 2 hours

-The number to look out for is the number of active cases

-Until treatment is found covid will remain with us.

-I’m announcing the reopening of our tourist sites. Beaches, pubs, cinemas and nightclubs remain closed

-Open-air drinking bars can now function

-Government has lifted restrictions on the transport sector, buses and air planes can take full capacity.

-Borders remain closed

-We must reject those who seek to spread falsehood

-There will always be those peddling untruth through social media, as we work towards defeating this virus we should work to stop those people

-Black Maidens and Black Princesses can go camping and start preparations ahead of their respective qualifiers but will follow the protocols accordingly.

-We should teach ourselves how to live responsibly with the virus

C. A. Asante

C. A. Asante is a teacher (Village Teacher) by profession who has reported on a number of elections in Ghana for Central Press Newspaper. He is known among his peers as a researcher and regular contributor in Education, Politics, etc. Follow : Instagram- @ chris_asante1...Facebook: CA Asante

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