Akufo-Addo to address the nation on Covid today

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President Nana Addo Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be delivering his 26th update on the measures outlined to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana.

The address will be live on all television networks at 8PM.

Ghana’s Covid-19 confirmed cases have passed 101,170, according to the Ghana Health Service.

Out of that figure, the GHS said, 96,255 persons have recovered.

821 persons have died from the virus.

The last time Mr Akufo-Addo addressed the nation on the pandemic was in March 2021.

There have been calls on him to speak again.

For example, Ranking member on the Health Committee Kwabena Mintah Akandoh is surprised that the President has not spoken on the increasing rate of the infections.

Mr Akandoh said government must be proactive and innovative in its dealings with the ravaging virus.

Kwabena Mintah Akandoh who is also lawmaker for Juaboso told the journalists that “I have heard about the Ghana Medical Association and other institutions speaking and it is clearly indicated that there are a lot of people who are worried out there.

“What is clearly missing is the political direction. I recall the last time the President addressed the nation on COVID-19 was somewhere on the 28th of February we have recorded new variants but the president is quiet.

“The numbers are skyrocketing and the no president is quiet. It looks as if we have no plan in place, nobody is speaking to us. We need a clear direction from the Political head or the President as he consistently was addressing the nation on issues of Covid.

“I do not know whether or not it is the fact that he himself is guilty of the Covid protocols and so that is probably what has occasioned his huge silence on developments so far.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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