Ghanaian president urges stricter compliance with COVID-19 protocols

Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo listens during a news conference to mark the end of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Marlborough House in London, Britain, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to comply more seriously with the measures adopted to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the country.

In his latest nationwide televised address on the fight against the virus on Sunday evening, Akufo-Addo lamented the way some Ghanaians were flouting the measures put in place to fight the pandemic.

“The large majority of us continue to adhere to the protocols. Unfortunately, some do not; others have slackened, and an unacceptably significant number have refused to obey them all together,” the president said.

“In such an atmosphere, if we do not take care, the virus will continue to spread, which will lead to intolerable pressure on our health facilities and caregivers. Each one of us must be part of the fight to stop the spread of the virus,” he said.

He assured parents whose children would be returning to school on Monday for their final senior high school examinations that adequate measures had been put in place to prevent an outbreak of the virus among the students.