The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could be defeated if the nation stands in unison.
Ghana, he said, therefore, cannot allow some few individuals, to use political, religious and ethnic differences to derail the progress it has made in its collective drive to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Updating Ghanaians on measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus Sunday night, President Akufo-Addo sad “We can defeat it [Coronavirus] if we continue to look out for one another, and remain each other’s keeper. We are fighting a common enemy and it is imperative that we do not allow religious, ethnic or political differences to get in the way of certain victory. So, we cannot allow a few persons to scuttle our collective fight to succeed”.
To that effect, he said government was putting in place a Resilience and Recovery Plan, with the overarching aim of finding more resources to strengthen the productive sectors of the economy to ensure sustained economic activity.
President Akufo-Addo also urged the play their part by remaining resolute and working hard to improve on their hygiene, fitness and exercises, eating habits, and style of living that will boost their immunity to the disease and the virus.
“We are told that the key vitamins that fortify our immune system are vitamins A, B6, C, and E. Fortunately for us, in Ghana, all these can be found in our foods such as oranges, kontomire, millet, cashew nuts, plantain, okro, dawadawa, brown rice and mushrooms. Following a good diet, patronizing our healthy foods, exercising regularly, ensuring our personal hygiene and improving our lifestyle habits should become part and parcel of our daily routines, which will help bolster our immune systems, and help us in the fight against the pandemic”, he averred.
He commended efforts of the country’s health workers, including all those responsible for the tracing, testing and treating, for their heroic contribution to the fight against the pandemic.
“They will be long remembered in our history”, he noted.
Ghana’s total infection cases of the coronavirus now stands at 4,700 with 494 recoveries with 22 deaths.