February 26, 2024

President Nana Akufo-Addo will address the nation tonight [Saturday, March 21, 2020] with latest updates and measures to deal with the spread of the novel coronavirus in Ghana.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

Following the passage of the Imposition of Restrictions Bill which allows the President to declare public restrictions in times of emergencies, there are fears that President Akufo-Addo will announce a lockdown of the country in his next address expected later in the evening.

But the Information Minister in a tweet assured that the President “will not be announcing a lockdown so don’t panic.”

Mr. Oppong Nkrumah also revealed that President Akufo-Addo has met with Ghana’s coronavirus response committee.

The Minister’s assurance comes on the back of an increase in the number of coronavirus cases recorded in the country. The cases as of Saturday had hit 19.

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