Fight against COVID-19: We’re letting our guards down – Akufo-Addo cautions Ghanaians

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed worry regarding the upward trend in the number of coronavirus infections in the country recently.

He attributed the increasing rate to the failure on the part of most Ghanaians to adhere to the measures outlined to tackle the virus.

In his 19th address to the nation on the measures to contain the virus on Sunday November 8, Mr Akufo-Addo said “Our observation however  is that the reduction in compliance to the preventive protocols account for the increases  in infections .

“Fellow Ghanaians, it appears that we are letting our guards down . Now more than ever we have to adhere to mask wearing, hand washing, use of sanitizers and social distancing protocols“

The President said “In recent weeks, however, we have observed a gradual change in the trajectory of the virus, with an increase in active cases from the 398 cases recorded three weeks ago, to 1,139 active cases, as at Friday, 6th November 2020.

“The total number of deaths now stands at 320, a great majority of them, still, with underlying illnesses, such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic liver disease and asthma.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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