President Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to address Ghanaians tonight on the country’s fight against COVID-19.
This will be the 8th time such a televised address is being given the president since Ghana confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19 on March 12, 2020.
The address is slated for 8 pm.
There are no hints of what the highlights of the president’s address will be however, some Ghanaians are expecting an announcement on whether or not the ban on public gatherings including religious activities and funerals will be further extended.
The ban has been in force for the past six weeks.
First announced on March 15, 2020, the ban was to expire after a month however President Akufo-Addo through another executive instrument extended it two weeks.
The ban is expected to expire on Monday, 27th April 2020.
The president’s last address saw him among other things lift the partial lockdown imposed on the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area including Tema and Kasoa as well as the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area.
That decision has since spark debate among the populace especially as the country’s case count for COVID-19 continues to rise.