Ghanaians are expected to observed a national day of fasting and prayers on Wednesday, March 25, for the country following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
President Akufo-Addo on Saturday evening, in his third address to Ghanaians since the outbreak, declared that Wednesday be observed as such in addition to other measures put in place to overcome the pandemic.
He mentioned among other things government’s plans to procure 50,000 additional testing kits, engagement of the services of more health professionals and the closure of all borders effective Sunday midnight, as ways of reducing the spread of the coronavirus.
“Whilst we continue to adhere to these measures and ramp up our efforts to defeat this virus, I urge all of us also to seek the face of the Almighty. So on Wednesday, 25th March 2020, I appeal to all Ghanaians – Christians and Muslims to observe a national day of fasting and prayer. Let us pray to God to protect our nation and save us from this pandemic,” he said.
“I thank the women and men of God who prayed for the nation with me on Thursday and with the Vice President on Friday for their intervention,” he said.
The President also applauded Ghanaians at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.
“I applaud the efforts and courage of Ghanaians in the forefront of the fight against the virus, the health workers, Immigration Officials, Customs officials, Civil Aviation Officials, airport staff, port health officials, Police and military personnel and other essential service providers for the yeoman’s work you are doing. Our nation is deeply in your debt,” he added.
He also implored Ghanaians to take seriously the precautionary measures of social distancing, personal hygiene and the use of hand sanitizers.