President Akufo-Addo sets ‘no handshake’ example at Independence day celebration


President Akufo-Addo has asked Ghanaians to completely stop shaking hands to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

According to the President, it is a medical crisis that is bringing in its wake deaths and economic difficulties.

The president’s comment comes in the wake of an investigation into a suspected case of COVID-19 in Ghana which tested negative.

Yesterday (March 6) the President set the example by declining to shake hands with dignitaries present at the 63rd Independence day celebration in Kumasi.

Instead, he bowed to each dignitary present including the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Christopher Rowley.

Speaking at the celebration, the President strongly discouraged travels from high-risk countries to prevent the risk of any confirmed case in Ghana.


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