Rawlings closes down his office over COVID-19 infections
The office of the former President Jerry John Rawlings has joined four other government agencies which have been closed down due to the continuous spread of COVID-19 among staff.
The Ministry of Finance, Ghana GRIDCo, Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) and the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) closed down offices due to similar reasons.
The decision is aimed at protecting staff and potential visitors from contracting the virus.
According to a statement issued in Accra and signed by the Communication Director of the Former President, Kobina Andoh Amoahkwa on Friday, the decision would be reviewed after two weeks.
“The former President once again urges all Ghanaians to be mindful of their personal discipline and care as we work to combat the disease,” he said.
He said Former President Rawlings has reiterated calls on the citizenry to wear their masks, maintain appropriate social distancing, cough etiquette and general hygiene protocols to lower their chances of contracting the virus even when they come into contact with infected persons.
The Former President recently warned of the threat of the virus given the recent surge which has seen Ghana’s case count rise to 23,463.
He said the recent number of infections and the accompanying deaths is a reminder to citizens to ensure strict adherence to the prescribed COVID-19 safety guidelines.
“It does not appear that we can afford the comfort of thinking the COVID-19 virus has gone weak or lessened its grip. It is there and very much around waiting to infect and claim the lives of those of us who will underestimate its danger,” he advised.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE