Covid-19: Akufo-Addo issues new directives for workplaces witnessing resurgence

H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has redirected workplaces witnessing resurgence in Covid-19 infections to observe shift system and technological advancement to enable them achieve social distancing and hygiene protocols.

Addressing the nation during his 26th address on measures taken to curb the Covid-19 cases in the Country, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said, the fast increasing rate of the virus is a worrying situation to him and there’s a need for everyone across the country to strictly observe the safety protocols.

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The President has therefore, admonished businesses, workplaces and their owners and management to observe staff management and workplace protocols, such as the use of a shift system and technology, with the view to achieving social distancing and hygiene protocols.

According to Ghana Health Service (GHS) report, as at Wednesday, 21st July 2021, Ghana’s total number of active cases stands at four thousand and ninety-four (4,094).

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A total of one million, three hundred and ninety-four thousand, five hundred and forty (1,394,540) tests have been conducted, out of which one hundred and one thousand, one hundred and seventy (101,170) persons have been infected with the virus, and ninety-six thousand, two hundred and fifty-five (96,255) persons have recovered.

Sadly, thirty-six (36) more people have died from Covid-19 over the last ten (10) weeks, bringing the cumulative number of deaths to eight hundred and nineteen (819) since the onset of the pandemic.

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President Akufo-Addo added that Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan areas remain the hotspots of infections. This entire development is very alarming, especially as we are being told by officials of the Ghana Health Service, that the recovery rate is on the decline.



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