The ritual update conducted by President Nana Akufo Addo to inform citizens about what his government is doing or up to in the prevailing coronavirus pandemic occurred again.
Below are the key points he raised, in case you missed it:
✅ 10 COVID-19 cases in the Northern Region are citizens from other West African countries who entered the country illegally after borders had been closed.
✅ Over 800 persons under mandatory quarantine have been released and reunited with their families.
✅ Contact tracing efforts intensified as the majority of persons who had come into contact with infected persons have been identified and undergoing tests.
✅ Ghana Health Service to receive reports on 15,384 persons who were identified following contact tracing efforts.
✅ The results would determine whether or not the 2-week lockdown would be extended or not.
✅ Appreciated donors of the National COVID-19 Trust Fund.
✅ The total amount of Ghc8,750,000 and US$600,000 have been accrued so far.
✅ Food is provided for about 400 households in Accra, Tema, Kumasi, and Obuasi.
✅ ECG and GWCL directed to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity and water in these trying times.
✅ More PPEs being procured and Health Minister will ensure all health workers nationwide get enough PPEs.
✅ 3,600,000 face masks to be manufactured locally.
✅ The insurance sum of Ghc350,000 set aside for all health workers.
✅ Contact tracers to receive an allowance of Ghc150 daily.
✅ Health workers will not pay taxes on their emoluments for the next 3 months.
✅ They will receive a 50% allowance on their basic salary for the next 3 months – April, May, June.
✅ MMDAs outside the affected areas directed to carry out similar sanitation exercises in their various jurisdictions.
✅ President appreciates the citizenry, health workers, security agencies and all frontline actors in the fight against Coronavirus.
✅ Assures govt will work hard to provide all necessary support to aide in their work.
✅ Reports indicate that the Police, Military and other security agencies have discharged their mandate professionally.
✅ IGP, Chief of Defence Staff to investigate cases of security abuse on innocent civilians. Officers found culpable will be taken off duty.
✅ President warns against the circulation of false videos of military officers abusing people alleging them to be officers of the Security agencies.
✅ Security agencies have vowed to uncover the source of all such videos and persons responsible for them.