President Akufo-Addo in his 17th address to the nation has mentioned that the country is making strides in its fight against coronavirus but that doesn’t warrant us to let our guards down.
“When I delivered Update No. 16, exactly three weeks ago, the number of recorded active cases, that is persons with the virus, stood at one thousand, eight hundred and forty-seven (1,847). This number, as at Friday, 18th September 2020, has reduced considerably to five hundred and seven (507) persons”.
“So far, a total of forty-five thousand, two hundred and fifty-eight (45,258) persons have recovered, and two hundred and ninety-seven (297) persons, a great majority of them with underlying illnesses, such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic liver disease and asthma, have sadly died.
“Now more than ever, we must be even more disciplined in our adherence to personal hygiene, mask-wearing and social distancing measures that have become part of our daily routines. That is the way to eliminate the virus altogether. The experience in other parts of the world shows us that the virus can return with a vengeance, once you let your guard down”, the President noted.