The Director of Communication at the National Entrepreneurship and innovation Programmme-NEIP has commended the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo for his sterling performance as a leader as the world battles the deadly CoronaVirus.
Joseph Osei Oppong Brenya who was speaking to xplonlinegh.com after the president’s address to the nation yesterday, said he was moved to tears after listening to the President outlines measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. “I think God knew from creation that we will face crisis of this nature that is why he prepared a leader like Akufo-Addo for this time”
According to Mr. Oppong Brenya, every decision the President has taken shows he is a great leader and other African Nations are replicated similar decisions in the country. “This is the mark of a good leader who listens to the voice of God in all his decision” he added.
Ghana’s number of Coronavirus cases has risen from 136 to 137 as at 8:00am today,
March 28, 2020, according to the Ghana Health Service.
As at the morning of 28 March 2020, fifty-nine (59) COVID-19 cases including four (4) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems.
All the four (4) deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions.
Majority of Ghana’s 137 confirmed cases are Ghanaians who returned home from affected countries.
Yesterday, the Upper West Regional Minister, Hafiz Bin Salih announced a first case of coronavirus in the regional capital, Wa.
The patient was a 42-year-old Ghanaian who visited UK, Spain and returned to Ghana through Egypt.
“… [He] returned to Ghana eight days ago through Egypt and travelled from Accra to WA through public transport and has been confirmed COVID-19 positive. This is the first case of a suspect [in the Upper West Region] whose samples were taken for test and the result is that the patient is a COVID-19 patient.
“I entreat all and sundry that the precautionary measures that have been prescribed to all of us must be adhered to. We need to continue to wash our hands regularly and where necessary, we should apply hand sanitizers…” citinewsroom.com quotes the minister to have told the media on Friday, March 27, 2020.
Breakdown of 137 total cases
59 people within the general population of Ghana have been tested positive for COVID-19, including four deaths and two recovered patients.
The number of confirmed cases within those under mandatory quarantine remains at 78.
The number of active cases within the country now stands at 131.
The President, Nana Akufo Addo has called for a partial two weeks lock-down in selected areas in the Greater Accra and the Ashanti Region starting 1pm, Monday 30th March 2020 to control the spread of the Virus.