Flag bearer for the Opposition National Democratic Congress has given his support to President Akufo-Addo appeal for Ghanaians to fast and pray on Wednesday 25th March, 2020 to seek God’s face in the fight against Coronavirus.
The country witnessed her first death today as a Lebanese trader who got infected with virus passed on at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
As it stands now, the country has recorded 21 cases of the deadly disease with the infected persons quarantined receiving treatment.
Every country is taking precautionary measures to reduce the spread of the virus. The deadly disease is claiming the lives of people within a short period and there is no specific medication for the disease.
The Akufo-Addo led administration has put some measures in place to help fight the pandemic.
Government has shut down all schools from basic to the tertiary until further notice but have allowed final year students at the Junior and Senior High schools to go to school to sufficiently prepare for their final exams and for that, proper distancing protocols must be taken into consideration by school authorities.
Also, all public gatherings such as weddings, parties, funerals, political rallies, sporting events, church services and mosques have been suspended for the next four weeks. Nationals from countries with 200 recorded cases of coronavirus cases are not allowed to enter the country and all public officials have been asked not to travel in this crucial time.
All borders are closed to human traffic effective today Monday, March 22nd, 2020.
Throwing his weight behind the president, former President John Dramani Mahama called on Ghanaians to observe the national day of prayer and fasting as declared by the President.
“I remind us all, of the national day of prayer and fasting, now announced by the President, and invite us all to observe next Wednesday as declared,” the former President said.
“Let us all hold fast to the preventive measures. They are our first line of defence as individuals, and a collective responsibility. They are currently the only means by which we can slow down this dreadful virus and provide enough time to mount a robust response.”
Mahama also cautioned traders not to increase prices of hand sanitizers and other logistics needed to fight the global to make pandemic to available to all.
“For all people of faith, this is a time to show charity and compassion. I urge you to reflect on your beliefs, and not to engage in practices that will escalate the present anxieties in the nation. Price hiking and other such opportunistic practices are beneath the dignity of the moment.”