Highlights From President Akufo-Addo’s 7th Address To The Nation On The COVID 19 Fight

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Yesterday 19th April 2020, the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo addressed the Nation on the ongoing lockdown due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus outbreak in Ghana.

Addressing the nation in a televised broadcast the president of the land indicated that most of the 68,591 contacts traced have been tested.

“Indeed, Ghana is the only other country in Africa to have conducted more than 60,000 tests, and we are ranked number one in Africa in administering of tests per one million people,”

he affirmed.

The President also briefed the nation on various steps taken by the government to permanently fight the virus.

Below are some highlights from his 7th address on the COVID 19:

1. Lockdown lifted from 1 am on Monday, April 20.

2. Compulsory face masks

3. COLA for Civil/Public Servants

4. Reduction in cost of internet data

5. Enhanced contact tracing and testing.

 6. LEAP support to the vulnerable via Momo

7. Ban on public gathering extended for some weeks.

8. Demurrage and rent charges on freights at seaports waived.

9. Essential workers brackets expanded.

10. Markets restrictions relaxed a bit.

11. Stimulus package to businesses expanded.