WHO urges other African countries to emulate Ghana’s COVID-19 Management strategies
The World Health organisation (WHO) has urged the government to present its management strategies which it used in dealing with the COVID-19 cases to other countries for them to tow a line from it.
According to the organisation, the country has exhibited higher strategic and innovative means of handling the pandemic as compared to other African countries and other foreign continents, thus worth emulating.
Speaking in a televised address on measures taken against the spread of COVID-19 on Sunday in Accra, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo observed that WHO was enthused by his efforts in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s economy and on the people.
He assured that his outfit was preparing the needed documents to set the country on a map for other countries to learn from the measures his noble government was using to wipe out the virus from the country.
Nana Akufo-Addo said the road map in containing the virus needed inclusive support and strict adherence to the measures instituted.
He said the surest way in rooting out the virus was to limit activities that bring people together.
In so doing, Nana Akufo-Addo extended the ban on the public gatherings, which included religious and social activities like festival, funerals, clubs, spotting activities, political rallies till the end of May.
“Tonight, I have come into your homes, to announce that the ban on public gatherings, as set out in Executive Instrument 34, has been extended to the end of the month, that is May 31,” he added.
During that period, the President noted there would be continuos ban on public gatherings including holding of conferences, workshops, parties, night clubs, drinking spots, festivals, political rallies, religious activities and sporting events, adding that all educational facilities; private and public would continue to remain closed.
He further stated that ban on funerals, other than private burials with no more than 25 persons was still in force, thus urged the people to comply.
“It is noteworthy that the police is arresting and prosecuting persons irrespective of their status in society who flout these regulations,” the President cautioned.
The extension comes into full force on Monday, May 11, 2020.
He bemoaned that the closure of schools and ban on public gatherings had created lots of inconvenience for many Ghanaians but urged them to adhere to it “for the country was not in ordinary time.”
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE