Pretoria – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has declared Wednesday a nationwide day of fasting and prayer because the West African nation grapples with Covid-19.
This comes after the nation recorded 21 circumstances together with one loss of life from the coronavirus illness which is spreading quick after first rising in China final December, information web site GhanaWeb reported.
In an tackle broadcast on tv, Akufo-Addo appealed to Christians and Muslims to wish for God’s safety.
“Allow us to pray to God to guard our nation and save us from this pandemic,” GhanaWeb quoted him as saying.
He additionally urged Ghanaians to adjust to measures put in place to stem the unfold of the illness and applauded these on the forefront of the combat towards the pandemic now affecting greater than 292 000 folks around the globe.
“I applaud the efforts and braveness of … the well being staff, immigration officers, customs officers, civil aviation officers, airport workers, port well being officers, Police and army personnel and different important service suppliers for the yeoman’s work you might be doing. Our nation is deeply in your debt,” he stated.
Adhering to the measures was the one manner Ghana’s residents might be protected, the president added in his tackle.
In the meantime, the head of Ogboni worldwide, a fraternal establishment indigenous to the Yoruba language-speaking politics of Nigeria, Oba Olakisan Adetoyese, has urged the federal government to attempt conventional and religious means to fight the pandemic.
Adetoyese warned the federal government towards tackling the illness scientifically, saying it isn’t an strange illness, Nigeria’s Each day Publish reported.
“The illness isn’t an strange one and it calls for religious resolution to ship it packing. A number of horrible epidemics up to now had at all times been tackled by religious means even when there was no medical or scientific know-how,” Adetoyese was quoted as saying.
“I provided to embark on religious actions to curb the illness within the nation and I’ll meet with some chosen governors within the South west on methods to avert the unfold of the illness.”
The Nigerian authorities confirmed new circumstances of Covid-19, taking the nation’s tally to 30.