Checkout President Akufo-Addo’s 18th address to the nation on the measures, government is taking to combat coronavirus

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo tended to the country for the eighteenth time on the measures his legislature is taking to battle the spread of the novel COVID-19 among Ghanaians.

In his location, the President referenced that his point is to have zero dynamic instances of the novel Coronavirus.

“Zero dynamic cases must be the objective and I have most likely that together and with the assistance of God, this also will pass for the fight is as yet the Lord’s,” Akufo-Addo said.

Peruse beneath the President’s eighteenth location to the country.

Individual Ghanaians, goodbye.

I am addressing you today from Peduase Lodge, in the wake of having quite recently finished the last Cabinet Retreat of Government during the current year, and I thank you for permitting me into your homes by and by.

It is somewhat more than seven (7) months back, since I began giving reports on the measures Government was setting up in light of the novel Coronavirus infection. I have given, up until now, seventeen (17) refreshes, which have shown the co-ordinated approach we started towards winning the fight against the pandemic. We can securely say that the advantages are appearing.

During my last update, a month prior, we had a sum of 500 and seven (507) dynamic cases. 45 thousand, 200 and 58 (45,258) people had recuperated, and 200 and 97 (297) people had, shockingly, kicked the bucket.

As at Friday, sixteenth October, the quantity of dynamic cases has declined further to 300 and 98 (398), with 46 thousand, 600 and 64 (46,664) people completely recouped from the infection, putting our recuperation rate at 98.5%.

Thirteen (13) additional passings have happened, bringing the all out number of passings, grievously, to 300 and ten (310), out of an absolute number of 500 and 10,000, and 74 (510,074) people tried. The pace of death, 0.5%, keeps on staying exceptionally low.

At the point when you investigate the measures some different nations are taking, including forcing evening curfews and incomplete lockdowns, proclaiming condition of crises, restricting the quantities of individuals allowed at public social occasions, and compulsorily fining people for not wearing veils, all in the offer to contain the secondwave of the infection, we, in Ghana, have been saved every one of these turns of events and limitations. We should, in this way, be accomplishing something right.

Actually, our positive circumstance right now is because of the adequacy of Government arrangements, the co-activity of you, the Ghanaian public, and, eventually, to the finesse of God.

The science and information disclose to us that the direction of the infection in Ghana reflects that of a scourge with decreased malady action. Our day by day contamination rates are no longer in the hundreds as they were at some point back. As of now, they are during the tens, averaging (25) new cases every day, throughout a week ago.

This is in sharp differentiation with what’s going on in the nations that are encountering a second rush of diseases, where, in certain occasions, new contaminations and hospitalizations are, tragically, in the large numbers every day.

Disregarding our victories, I might want to emphasize that this infection remains something of a secret, and we ought to in every case rather decide in favor of alert, and keep on watching the conventions that have carried us to where we are.

As President of the Republic, I guaranteed you of my proceeding with promise to restricting and halting the importation of the infection, containing its spread, giving sufficient consideration to the wiped out, hindering network spread, decreasing the effect of the infection on social and monetary life, and utilizing the open door managed by this pandemic to extend our homegrown creation limit, and develop our independence. I stay focused on these goals, and I won’t stray from them.

Individual Ghanaians, we as a whole realize that the development of the infection on our shores originated from abroad, requiring the conclusion of our outskirts, via land, air and ocean, in March 2020. Following the arrangement of testing offices, which guarantee the speed and exactness of COVID-19 testing, Kotoka International Airport was resumed on 1stSeptember 2020.

It has been six a month and a half since the resuming, and a sum of 30,000, 500 and 64 (30,564) travelers have been tried, from which (92) have tried positive.

Each of the (92) are asymptomatic cases, whose status, however for the test, would not have been identified, and would have spread the sickness among the remainder of the populace. I am mindful that some are calling for Government to broaden the PCR negative trial before loading onto the departure from three (3) days to at any rate five (5) days.

I accept, with regards to the second influx of contaminations that is inundating countless numbers nations of Europe and America, that we need to demand the three (3) day time span. It is smarter to be protected than sorry.

In fact, the nation over, Government has seen to the development of COVID-19 testing offices, from the underlying (2) to sixteen (16), which incorporate those of private area suppliers.

Furthermore, a few clinics the nation over have been furnished with the ability to test for COVID-19. We presently have more devoted treatment offices for managing the illness, and have likewise improved significantly the accessibility of PPEs for our wellbeing laborers. It is consoling that we presently don’t have updates on deficiencies or absence of PPEs.

Through a public-private association, our country is the recipient of a (100) bed Infectious Diseases Center, situated at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, with plans in the offing to reproduce it in Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.

In as much as we presently have no patients at the seclusion places, I offer the thanks of the country, indeed, to private and strict bodies, who gave their offices to help the battle. These excellent endeavors have showed the group will of most of Ghanaians to mobilize together, regardless of ethnic, strict or sectarian political contemplations, to help win this battle.

It is significant for me to stretch that the expense of accommodating the consideration of most people stricken with the infection is being borne by Government, guaranteeing that people who tried positive, and needed medical care, gotten it quickly.

The key, controlled, reformist, safe facilitating of limitations proceeds, with its all-encompassing target being to reestablish our lives and economy back to ordinary. SHS 2 and JHS 2 understudies are back in school, similar to certain understudies in tertiary foundations and universities.

To be sure, the scholarly year for new and proceeding with University understudies will start from January 2021. Football, the energy of the country, will return in about fourteen days; private entombments, still, with a limit of (100) people, are being performed; and the breaking point on the quantities of people who can go to meetings, workshops, and grant occasions, has been lifted, subject to the severe adherence of Covid-19 conventions.

On the financial front, as per the Bank of Ghana, the Ghanaian economy is recouping quicker than at first envisioned. Purchaser certainty is ricocheting back unequivocally, and is today above pre-lockdown levels.

Business certainty has additionally expanded, mirroring the improving macroeconomic conditions, soundness in the swapping scale, lower input costs, control in loaning rates, and positive industry possibilities. Shopper spending, mechanical utilization of power, and development exercises have all reached pre-lockdown levels, while traveler appearances and port harbor action are steadily edging upwards.

In this way, I ask every one of you, my kindred Ghanaians, to keep on agreeing to the severe cleanliness, cover wearing and social removing conventions that have become part of our day by day schedules. This is the surest path by which we can vanquish the infection, and keep away from a second rush of contaminations.

The attitude toward our fight against COVID-19 stays hopeful, for which we express gratitude toward God and you, the Ghanaian public. It is significant that we keep up this inspirational position, particularly with half a month to the holding of the December 7 official and parliamentary decisions.

I have said previously, let us keep on paying special mind to each other, and stay each other’s manager, and I am sure that, thusly, we will rise triumphant in the battle against COVID-19. Zero dynamic cases must be the objective, and I have almost certainly that, together, and with the assistance of God, this also will pass, for the Battle is as yet the Lord’s.

May God favor us all and our country Ghana, and make her extraordinary and solid.

I thank you for your consideration.

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