President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has hailed the cooperation of the citizenry living in the lockdown cities of Accra, Tema Kasoa and Kumasi.According to him, though recalcitrant ones continue to find ways to defy the directive, the greater majority has complied and has done so with calm and dignity.
“Today I say thank you to each and every one of you law-abiding citizens,” he stated.
The President offered the acknowledgement in a national broadcast to update citizens on the implementation of enhanced measures against the spread of the disease.
He admitted residents of these two areas had to make significant adjustments to their way of life, with the ultimate goal being to protect permanently the continued existence on this land.
“They heeded the call and they have proven, so far, to each other and indeed to the entire world that being a Ghanaian means we look out for each other.”
He expressed profound gratitude to frontline actors in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) fight who continue to put their lives on the line to help ensure Ghana defeats the virus.
“To our healthcare workers, I say a big ayekoo for the contined sacrifices you are making in caring for those infected with the virus and in caring for the sick in general.”
“You are the heroes and heroines of our generation, and Government will do all in its power to provide you with the relevant tools to do your work effectively.”
President Akufo-Addo hailed the security services for enforcing the restrictions by patrolling the streets day and night, conducting surveillance, snap check and mounting road blocks.
“We are deeply in your debt.“It is these security measures that have created the basic framework within which our medical personnel are able to pursue contact tracing, testing and treatment of persons with the virus, whose implementation offers us the most secure means to defeat the virus.”
Ghana has recorded a total of 214 coronavirus cases. The Greater Accra Region has 189 cases, followed by the Ashanti Region with 12, Northern Region 10, Upper West Region 1, Eastern Region 1, and Upper East Region 1.
The ten from the Northern Region are West African nationals who entered the country illegally, after the closure of the borders.
In total, three persons have fully recovered from the disease, 49 persons have been discharged from treatment facilities, and are being managed from home.
The remaining 155 are responding to treatment. Two persons are moderately ill, and five (5) persons, have so far lost their lives.