Ghana’s president has thanked Ghanaians for adhering religiously to the precautionary measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus.
Speaking at an engagement with the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), President Nana Akufo-Addo said Ghanaians had generally been compliant with the various measures.
The President also acknowledged the difficulty in enforcing social distancing protocols across the country as a measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
He was however hopeful that soon, the protocol will become a regular feature of the Ghanaian society.
“I’m very encouraged with the way Ghanaians have responded to this crisis. The change in behaviour; now instinctively, we don’t shake hands anymore in Ghana. It’s difficult to believe but it’s happening. The distancing is difficult but that has become a regular feature of our lives and of course, the masks being obligatory all across. The unity with which these difficult measures have been accepted the population.
“We’ve not had the riots in other countries like South Africa and India have had because our people have readily accepted the necessity of these measures being taken. You can imagine, me the person responsible for imposing these measures and how it comes with a great deal of difficulty. But Shakespeare said it that ‘Uneasy lies the head which wears the crown’, and that is the truth today as it was in his time,” he noted.
Ghana is the first African country to lift its Coronavirus-induced lockdown to give citizens the chance to engage in economic activities as they adhere to strict precautionary measures.
Public gatherings and all sort of mass gathering are banned.