The President announced this during his ninth televised nation’s address to the citizenry of Ghana on measures put in place to slow the fast spreading of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Ghana.
He added that a total of 494 victims of the disease has recovered and under monitoring.
Akufo-Addo detailed that as of Sunday, 9.30 pm, the country had conducted 160,501 tests and with total infections of 4,700 and 494 recoveries. Unfortunately, 22 persons have been pronounced dead to the disease.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo in response to an appeal made by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) extended the ban imposed on public and social gatherings till the end of the month (May).
His decision is also in line with the Executive Instrument (E.I.) 64 which the president signed to give full effect to the new measure from Monday, May 11, 2020.