*PRESIDENTIAL 5TH COVID-19 ADDRESS*
✅ 10 COVID-19 cases in the Northern Region are citizens from other West African countries who entered the country illegally after borders had been closed.
✅ Over 800 persons under mandatory quarantine have been released and reunited with their families.
✅ Contact tracing efforts intensified as majority of persons who had come into contact with infected persons have been identified and undergoing tests.
✅ Ghana Health Service to receive reports on 15,384 persons who were identified following contact tracing efforts.
✅ The results would determine whether or not the 2-week lockdown would be extended or not.
✅ Appreciated donors of the National COVID-19 Trust Fund.
✅ Total amount of Ghc8,750,000 and US$600,000 have been accrued so far.
✅ Food being provided for about 400 households in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Obuasi.
✅ ECG and GWCL directed to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity and water in these trying times.
✅ More PPEs being procured and Health Minister will ensure all health workers nationwide get enough PPEs.
✅ 3,600,000 face masks to be manufactured locally.
✅ Insurance sum of Ghc350,000 set aside for all health workers.
✅ Contact tracers to receive an allowance of Ghc150 daily.
✅ Health workers will not pay taxes on their emoluments for the next 3 months.
✅ They will receive a 50% allowance on their basic salary for the next 3 months - April, May, June.
✅ MMDAs outside the affected areas directed to carry out similar sanitation exercises in their various jurisdictions.
✅ President appreciates the citizenry, health workers, security agencies and all frontline actors in the fight against Coronavirus.
✅ Assures govt will work hard to provide all necessary support to aide in their work.
✅ Reports indicate that the Police, Military and other security agencies have discharged their mandate professionally.
✅ IGP, Chief of Defence Staff to investigate cases of security abuse on innocent civilians. Officers fund culpable will be taken of duty.
✅ President warns against the circulation of false videos of military officers abusing people alleging them to be officers of the Security agencies.
✅ Security agencies have vowed to uncover the source of all such videos and persons responsible for them.