Summary of Presidential 5th Covid-19 address of the nation.


✅ 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.

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