In order to get the incidence of coronavirus infections in the country under control, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo once again banned funerals, weddings, and concerts.
“Fellow Ghanaians, until further notice, funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned,” he said in his 23rd address to the nation on Sunday, January 31. Private burials of no more than twenty-five (people, with social distance, hygiene, and mask-wearing compliance may take place).
The president also revealed that owing to the growing number of coronavirus infections in the country, Ghana’s hospitals are complete.
In order to assist hospitals in accepting patients, isolation centers were reactivated, he added.
Sixty-four (64) additional persons have tragically died during the last two weeks as of Friday, 29 January, taking the overall number of recorded deaths to four hundred and sixteen (416).
Our hospitalization numbers are growing, with the number of people who are chronically and seriously ill currently approaching one hundred and seventy-two (172).
“Our hospitals have become full and we have had to reactivate our isolation centers. Our average daily concentrations of infection now stand at seven hundred (700), compared to two hundred (200) two weeks ago.”
Mr. Akufo-Addo has confirmed that by March of this year, coronavirus vaccines would arrive in Ghana.
At the end of June 17, 6,000 vaccines had been procured. By March, the earliest vaccine will be in the world.