National Security Coordinator dead

The National Security Coordinator, Mr Joshua Kyeremeh has died on Monday January 18 2020.

He died at the Ga East Municipal hospital in Accra, while undergoing treatment for COVID-19, according to media reports.

Mr. Kyeremeh has been National Security Coordinator since 2017 when he was appointed to the position by President Akufo-Addo.

Meanwhile president Akuyfo-Addo has urged all Ghanaians to adhere to the protocols outlined to deal with the virus.

He said he does not intend to lockdown the country again due to the coronavirus.

However, he said, if the number of active cases keep rising, he will have no option but to impose the restrictions on movement of persons in parts of the country as part of measure to contain the virus.

Following the rise in the active cases lately, Mr Akufo-Addo said on Sunday January 17, 2020 that if need be, he will partially lockdown the country again.

“We do not want to go back to the days of partial lockdowns, which had a negative impact on our economy and our way of life. But should that becoming necessary, ie., should the number of active cases continue to increase at the current rate, I will have no option but to re-impose these restrictions because it is better to be safe than to be sorry. So together, let us all ensure that we respect the protocols,” he said.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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