President Nana Akufo-Addo is advising Ghanaians to device effective ways of living with the novel coronavirus following indications from the science community that the disease will be around for a long while.
The President said the outbreak of the virus must not cause a halt in Ghana’s development agenda.
He said citizens must take personal responsibility of their lives to ensure strict adherence to the various precautionary measures outlined by the Ghana Health Service as a sure way of protection.
Nana Akufo-Addo who was speaking at a meeting with the chiefs and elders of the Anlo Traditional Area of the Volta Region on Wednesday said social distancing, not shaking hands among other practices are the short to long term solution to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
“We are going through a very difficult time in our country that all of us are aware of. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that our lives must come to a stop.”
“The virus is there, but we have to find a way to live with it. Ghana’s business must continue. As I have been saying, the most effective measure for us to deal with this virus is our own self-discipline, the protocols of hygiene, social distancing, not shaking hands, protecting ourselves, wearing the face masks etc.”
“These are the short to long term solution to the proliferation of the virus,” Akufo-Addo said.