President Nana Akufo-Addo speaking in his 17th televised nation’s address to monitored by Georgeweb.org commended the good people of Ghana for their enormous contribution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
He cited the need for every citizen to wear face mask and adhere to the necessary COVID-19 safety protocols such as regular hand washing and observing social distancing especially at public places.
This according to his Excellency is the best way to eliminate the locally transmitted coronavirus as it is and will continue to remain the country’s weapon in the battle against the virus that has claimed at least 297 lives.
As part of the central government’s effort to contain the spread of the disease, President Akufo-Addo said the wearing of face masks has been extended by another three months, thus until December 14, 2020.
“The wearing of face masks remains mandatory and the law enforcement agencies will be required to ensure this directive is respected by all as it has served as well in the fight against the novel coronavirus”, Akufo-Addo noted
He added that “so I urge each and every one of us to wear our masks and so correctly anytime we leave our home, it is the new normal requirement of our daily existence until the virus disappears.”
According to Ghana’s Health Service, the nation’s COVID-19 cases as of September 20, 2020 stands at 46,004 with 45,153 recoveries and 297 sudden deaths whilest new cases are 127 and 554 active cases.