The president of the republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to deliver his seventh update on measures taken against the spread of the Coronavirus today (Sunday, April 19, 2020), the Presidency has confirmed. A statement by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin on his personal Facebook wall said the time for the address will be communicated in due course.
“Kindly take note – President Akufo-Addo will address the nation on Sunday, 19th April. The time for the address will be communicated in due course (on this page and on the President’s social media pages),” Mr Arhin wrote in a Facebook post. The last Presidential update on the Coronavirus was on April 9.
Mr Arhin has had to issue two denials to fake news reports regarding Coronavirus updates by the President over the past month. The first denial was in regard to the location of an address on March 27. Some reports had indicated that that address was to be done from Parliament but Mr Arhin clarified that when the President decided to address the nation it will be done from the Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s Presidency. He also discounted viral reports of a Presidential address on Friday.
Ghana’s coronavirus cases rose by 198 cases on April 18 to a total of 834 confirmed cases. The country has also recorded 99 recoveries and nine deaths.