Ghana’s Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah will be addressing the public and the media on the latest updates on the coronavirus cases in Ghana.
The address comes a day after the Ministry of Health announced the 7th case of the virus in Ghana, all cases according to the ministry are imported cases.
Meanwhile, as a temporal measure, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the management of schools in the country to shut down effective Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice.
The President gave the order when he addressed the nation on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
He said, “All universities, Senior High Schools and basic schools ie public and private schools, will be closed Monday, March 16, 2020, till further notice. The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programmes.”
The President added that “BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations but with prescribed social distancing protocols.”
President Akufo-Addo as part of his address put a ban on all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, and church activities and related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
He said the ban will be in force for the next four weeks.
Travellers from ten different countries seeking to enter Ghana were turned away yesterday at the Kotoka International Airport.
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