President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated government’s commitment to enforce strict adherence of the novel coronavirus pandemic for those who totally disregard the protocols.
Addressing the nation during his update No. 16 on measures taken to combat the spread of the coronavirus on 30th August, 2020, President Akufo-Addo said, there is severe sanctions exist in our laws for persons who will want to endanger the rest of the Ghana’s population through their actions and negligence of the coronavirus safety protocols.
According to the President, “the law enforcement agencies will, where necessary, apply these measures without fear or favour, ill-will or malice, and without recourse to a person’s ethnicity, gender or religion.”
“In as much as these statistics are encouraging, in contrast to what is pertaining in several countries across the world, we cannot afford to let our guard down. We have to maintain, in a state of constant readiness, the enhanced infrastructure and expertise we have built during the period of the virus to cope with it. I have been reliably informed that, in some regions of our country where there are no active cases, some residents are abandoning, altogether, the protocols, such as the wearing of masks, put in place to defeat the virus. Indeed, the high compliance rate with mask wearing of persons surveyed by the Ghana Health Service in some selected areas of Accra, to which I referred optimistically in my last address, has, according to a new survey by the same Service, fallen alarmingly. This is not acceptable, as the enhanced hygiene, mask wearing and social distancing protocols must now be central features of our lives, and they must continue to remain so for some time to come, until we see to the elimination of the virus from our country.” He explained.