A national day of prayer and fasting is being observed in Ghana on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 as Ghanaians seek the face of God in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The West African country has confirmed 53 cases with two deaths.
President Akufo-Addo has charged Ghanaians to go down on their knees for God to have mercy on a country of 30 million people as the pandemic spreads across the globe.
The fasting and prayer is being observed by both Christians and Moslems.
“I urge all of us, also, to seek the face of the Almighty. So, on Wednesday, March 25th 2020, I appeal to all Ghanaians, Christians and Muslims, to observe a national day of fasting and prayer…Let us pray to God to protect our nation and save us from this pandemic,” the Ghanaian leader said over the weekend in a televised address.
53 Covid-19 cases
As of 24 March 2020, a total of 53 Covid-19 cases including two deaths have been confirmed in Ghana, according to the Ghana Health Service.
In a statement it said: “All the 51 confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.”
The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by president Akufo-Addo. As of 24 March, total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested; and out of these 26 tested positive for COVID-19.
The statement added: “Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK. In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.”
Nineteen people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up, it added.
Source: Daily Mail GH