President Nana-Akufo Addo will tonight deliver his twenty-third address on measures taken by the government against the spread of the coronavirus disease.
This address is scheduled for 8:00pm.
Key issues expected to feature in tonight’s address will be whether or not the government has decided to re-impose restrictions as the country continues to record high cases of the virus.
There is pressure from the general public, particularly health professionals that the government bans social gatherings again.
The Ghana Medical Association has already threatened that it will be forced to lay down its tools if the government does not re-introduce some restrictions.
Over the past few days, the country has been recording an average of 600 new cases daily.
The country currently has close to 5,000 active cases per the last update by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Sunday January 31, 2021, with statistics as of 27th January, 2021.
405 Covid-19 related deaths have also been recorded.
President Akufo-Addo, in his last address on January 17, 2021 warned that the government re-impose restrictions if the number of active cases continues to increase.
As at the time of the address, the number of active cases, according to the President, was 1,924.
“We do not want to go back to the days of partial lockdowns which had a negative impact on our economy and way of life. But should that become necessary, and should the number of active cases continue to increase at the current rate, I will have no option other than to reimpose these restrictions because it is better to be safe than to be sorry. So together, let us all ensure that we respect the protocols,” the President said.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com