Thousands of frontline health workers in Europe are contracting the novel coronavirus, a situation which is leaving many worried.

The novel coronavirus pandemic is destroying citizens across our world. No doubt, Ghanaians should be deeply concerned by the threat and the consequences of the pandemic for the lives of all people, and especially the people of this country, if it is allowed to get out of hand. The coronavirus shutdowns worldwide over the past two weeks have brought some countries to a halt. None of us has ever seen so much global economic activity vaporise so quickly – within days or even hours.

ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC,
NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO,
ON UPDATES TO GHANA’S ENHANCED RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC,
FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020

Fellow Ghanaians, good evening.

Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering offers a map with real-time information about the spread of the novel coronavirus across the world.

In another effort to ensure that Ghana is adequately positioned to counter the coronavirus pandemic, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, to provide US$100 million to enhance the country’s preparedness and response plan.

Page 1 of 2

Latest Tweets

NPP CONDEMNS POLICE ATTACK ON LAW STUDENT PROTESTERS: The New Patriotic Party yesterday condemn... https://t.co/axawaALrgn
“GHOST OF SADA” HAUNTS MAHAMA: NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY EXPOSES ROTTEN $9.5M TRICYCLE DEAL: https://t.co/RA9a4fhTtY
PRESIDENT LAUNCHES NATIONAL PLAN FOR FIGHTBACK AGAINST PLASTIC WASTE: With plastic pollution be... https://t.co/ZAwJ4LRh5Q
Follow The New Statesman on Twitter