President Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to continue to observe all safety protocols recommended by health professionals in order to prevent the country from experiencing a surge in the number of active COVID-19 cases.
Ghana has in recent times experienced a significant decline in the number of active cases as a result of increased recoveries and low infections.
According to him, it is of paramount interest that each person protects themselves and follow all the laid down protocols to help avoid the second wave of infection.
“I urge all of you my fellow Ghanaians to continue to comply with strict hygiene, mask-wearing and social distancing protocols that has become part of our daily routine, this is the surest way by which we can defeat the virus and avoid a second wave of infection.”, he said in his 18th address to the nation
Many countries are experiencing the second wave of infection and have gone back to lockdown periods.
The president also disclosed that “as at Friday, October 16, the number of active cases has declined further to 398, with 46,664 persons fully recovered from the virus, putting our recovery rate at 98.5%. Thirteen (13) more deaths have occurred bringing the total number of deaths, tragically to 310, out of the total number of 510,074 persons tested. The rate of death 0.5% continues to remain very low.”
The President assured Ghanaians that the government will continue to work tirelessly to ensure citizens are protected from the deadly virus.