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Coronavirus: Akuffo Addo’s 10th Address. Top 5 things to expect on Sunday

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President Akufo-Addo will address Ghanaians for the 10th time to update the citizenry on the measures taken by the government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

As president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo gears up to speak, one thing citizens look up to is the impact of the measures put in place and how it will be directly or indirectly affect them.

Ghanaians expect Akufo-Addo speech tomorrow 31 May, 2020 to revolve around but not limited to; the ban on public gathering, state of the partial lockdown areas which has come under severe criticisms in the past week.

Here are the top 5 things to expect from H. E Nana Addo Danquah.

1. BAN OF PUBLIC GATHERING

The ban on public gathering was declared on Sunday, 15th March, 2020. This was the first in a series of restrictions to come later on. It was given a 4 weeks timeline which ended a week ago. After this however, another week was added only a week ago. Question is, will the ban finally be lifted? Well, it can only be lifted if the cases decrease.

2. ANOTHER LOCKDOWN

The directive on lockdown was first announced on the 29th of March,2020. Given a two weeks deadline, it affected the Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi and its environs. This partial lockdown meant that the movement of citizens was limited as they only have to go out to run essential services (where they fall in that category) or get some essential items like food and medicine. Well, if the cases are becoming unbecoming, of course government will impose another lock down.

3. REOPENING OF SCHOOL

Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye says government is likely to ease the Covid-19 restrictions on movement by end of May 2020.

According to him, guidelines are being developed for a possible return to a semblance of normalcy after months of restrictions were instituted to contain the spread of the virus.

“By the end of this month, we would have prepared guidelines for public places like the churches, schools etc. to guarantee the safety of all,” he said.

Dr. Okoe-Boye indicated that government’s decision to ease the restrictions will be based on the rates of infections and recoveries as well as the number of Covid-19 patients who are on admission in hospitals.

Speaking to host of Prime Morning Show, Daniel Dadzie on Joy Prime, the Deputy Health Minister who is also Ledzokuku MP said Ghana has so far had one of the lowest rate of Covid-19 admissions.

Dr. Okoe-Boye urged individuals to continue to strictly adhere to the safety protocols such wearing of face masks in public, regular washing of hands with soap under running water and avoiding mass gathering.

President Akufo-Addo last week began stakeholder-engagement to ensure the safety of citizens while allowing economic activities when restrictions are lifted.

4. FOOD SHARING, IF TOTAL LOCK DOWN

The issue of food sharing has become a matter of focus since it commenced. Over 400,000 households have been earmarked as beneficiaries of this government intervention.

The worry of many is the allegation that; to be a benefactor of the government free food is based on political party lines which has generated a huge controversy between some prominent citizens including a renowned journalist and a member of parliament and also the disregard of social and physical distancing which has characterized the sharing of relief items, thus the need for President Akufo-Addo to speak to the issue and give a clear cut roadmap for it. Of course, this is one of the few things to expect from the President on Sunday.

5. LOCKDOWN EXTENSION OR CALL-OFF

The president in his last address to the nation, said “Whilst the results are encouraging, in suggesting a limited number of positives and community spread, we expect to be able to test some ten thousand (10,000) additional samples in the coming week to give us a clearer picture to enable us take a decision on the way forward”.

 

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“Many of the Positive Cases Could Turn Critical” – Health Minister

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The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has stated that the government is fatigued by the increasing cases of Coronavirus in the country despite numerous interventions and public education on the disease.

According to the Minister, many of the positive cases could soon turn into critical conditions if care is not taken.

He said both the President and Health officials at the forefront are already tired adding that Ghanaians must take personal responsibility to protect themselves from contracting the virus.

“If we don’t do that, the virus will continue to spread. Our positive cases continue to increase, if we are not careful the positive cases will turn into critical illness. Nana Addo is tired. Those of us leading the fight are fatigued because we have done all that we could to defeat the virus but people are not adhering to the preventive protocols. So I am begging everyone to adhere to hand washing, social distancing and wearing of masks directives to help save the country some money and reduce the stress in fighting this disease”.

The Health Minister who also doubles as the Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central Constituency said this over the weekend when he commissioned a Police Station and CHPS Compound he built at Dormaa Nsesreso a border community.

He added “In Bono Region we have not recorded many cases, the Regional Minister tells me our case count is 19 now. The Disease has come to stay with us, it is not going away anytime soon so all that we have to do is to adhere to the preventive protocols. Wearing or masks and hand washing not encouraging in Bono.

Some people have their masks kept in their pocket. Yesterday I caused the arrest of some people, the voluntary compliance is not working so we have to use the police to arrest and prosecute”.

The Inspector General of Police James Oppong Boanuh who was the guest of honour urged residents to abide by the Covid-19 preventive etiquette. He also warned the youth to desist from electoral violence.

Source: Starrfm.com

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Throwback video: Prophet Nigel once prophesied that Ghana shall have a female Vice President

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NDC Flagbearer, John Mahama has today 6th July, 2020 announced his Vice and that’s former education minister, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang.

She’s the first-ever woman to reach such a level in the history of Ghana.

Well, an old video has emerged that points to the fact that before this day arrived, Prophet Nigel Gaisie already fore-told it.

“Between 2020 and 2024, sayeth the Lord. I’ll produce a Vice president that is a female. So to the female bodies and female activists…sayeth the Lord, the time is due. The hand of God came upon me and I entered the Eastern Region and I saw a woman who was upon a time an Attorney-general. I saw the woman from the Eastern Region. The woman has a connection with the Volta Region and the Lord took my spirit to the Fante land and I saw these two women —one from Fante and one from Eastern Region who has a Togo-Voltarian background holding the National flag of Ghana and if the president is not there, they represent the nation. Sayeth the Lord between 2020 and 2024, Ghana will produce a female vice president.”, he said in front of his congregation.

True to his prophecy, this has come to pass. Prophet Nigel made this prophecy during 31st Night service in 2018.

 

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Just IN: Students of Accra Demonstrate Against School Authorities

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Reports reaching The BBC Ghana indicate that students of Accra Girls Senior High School are embarking on a demonstration in the school against school authorities demanding to go home.

Live Feed from Accra FM suggests that the students have been panicked after reports of COVID-19 cases on campus. Some of the students said they had been seeing ambulances move to and fro in the school to pick up these suspected COVID-19 cases.

According to them, authorities have failed to brief students on the situation despite the going in and coming out of ambulances on campus. This has put great fear in them and eventually sparked this protest.

The students could be heard screaming we’ll go home, we’ll go home!!!. The only Covid-19 protocol they’re observing while protesting is the wearing of face masks according to reports.

Background to the development

Six students of the Accra Girls Senior High school have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Citi News sources at the school said some students of the school showed symptoms of COVID-19 and were isolated in the school’s sickbay on Monday, June 29, 2020.

Health officials from the Ayawaso North Health directorate were called in to deal with the matter. COVID-19 tests were subsequently run on 11 students. Six of them tested positive and were on Saturday, July 4, sent to the Ga East Municipal Hospital for treatment.

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