Strictly enforce face mask wearing law– Akufo-Addo instructs IGP

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure that Ghanaians strictly comply with the face mask wearing law.

This comes after the president expressed worry over the increasing number of the active cases of the coronavirus in the country.

Mr Akufo-Addo in address to the nation on Sunday said that some arriving passengers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have tested positive for the new variance of the coronavirus.

He revealed that these persons have been isolated.

“Recent genomic sequencing undertaken by our scientists have established that some arriving passengers tested positive for new variants of COVID-19. These passengers have all been isolated.

“Furthermore, work is ongoing to determine the presence and extent of spread of the new variants in the general population,” Mr Akufo-Addo said.

Mr Akufo-Addo further expressed worry over the increasing number of active coronavirus cases in the country lately.

“The number of patients requiring hospitalisation and intensive care is rising. The number of severe cases, which stood at eighteen (18) a week ago, has increased sharply to one hundred and twenty (120).

“Two weeks ago, there was no critical case, we now have thirty-three (33) in our treatment facilities,” he said.

He added “Again, according to statistics from the Ghana Health Service, the considerable number of persons who are severely ill are, surprisingly, relatively youthful persons, with no previous underlying health conditions.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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