Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has described president Akufo-Addo’s 4th Address to the Nation on Ghana’s situation in relation to Coronavirus as powerful.
Dr. Ghebreyesus wrote on twitter commending Ghana’s President for his address to the nation announcing a partial lockdown in Greater Accra and Kumasi.
“Thank you for sending such a powerful message to the world, my brother @NAkufoAddo, President of #Ghana. Together, for a healthier, safer, fairer world! Together against #COVID19!” Dr. Ghebreyesus tweeted.
An impressed Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus shared an artwork that carried an excerpt of the President’s message that reads, ”We know how to bring the economy back to life. What we do not know is to bring people back to life.”
He noted that it was “a powerful message to the world”.
President Akufo-Addo on March 27 announced restrictions in four cities as the country steps up its efforts in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Effective today, restrictions in parts of Accra, Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa will be in full force with persons offering essential services being the only ones allowed to commute.
The President in a televised address to the nation Friday evening also announced the setting up of a coronavirus fund to be managed by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo.
The fund is to manage all donations by individuals and corporate organisations in the fight against COVID-19.
The President has meanwhile donated his 3 months salary to help in the fight against the deadly virus.
As of March 29, Ghana had confirmed eleven(11) more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, taking the total number of infections to 152.