President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 addressed the nation in a broadcast on the measures government is putting in place to enhance Ghana’s coronavirus preparedness and rapid response plan.
He announced that an amount of US$100 million will be made available by government through the Ministry of Finance as part of efforts to prepare and combat the spread of the virus while appealing to the citizenry to desist from all foreign travels for now until a grip is found on the virus.
Some immediate neighbours such as Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo, have since recorded confirmed cases of infections, and countries like China, South Korea, United States and Italy, where there is a huge populace, have escalated their response to the outbreak of the virus.
Globally, there have been 125,326 confirmed cases with 4,625 deaths worldwide and as at Wednesday, March 11 the World Health Organisation (WHO) labelled the coronavirus as a pandemic and called for the need for all countries to take serious precautions.
Below are some infographics from the President address: