President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the reduction in compliance with the preventive protocols is the cause of the increase in COIVD-19 cases across the country.
In the last few weeks, Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have risen sharply from below 400 cases to 1156 active cases as at Sunday, 8 August 2020.
Addressing Ghanaians on measures taken by the government to stem the case of the virus in the country on Sunday evening, Nana Akufo-Addo said: “Our observation, however, is that a reduction in compliance with the preventive protocols accounts for the increase in infections.
“Fellow Ghanaians, it appears we are letting our guards down.
“Now more than ever, we must adhere to mask-wearing, hand washing the use of sanitizers and social distance protocols that have become a part of our daily routine which have ensured that we do not impose all over again the restrictions we are seeing in other parts of the world.”
The President further cautioned that severe sanctions exist in the laws to punish those who flout the wearing of a mask and endanger the rest of the citizenry.
“The more we adhere to the protocols, the quicker we defeat the virus,” he added.