President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo. [Photo: BBC News]
Nov 9th 2020 – Ghana’s new daily Covid-19 infections, has increased from an average of 25 to 130, over the past two weeks.
The Health Ministry says the country could be facing a possible second wave of the virus.
On Sunday, President Nana Akufo-Addo, attributed the increased infections to a disregard of Covid-19 safety protocols, including social distancing and the wearing of masks.
He also urged the locals in the country to adhere to the set measure by the Ministry of health.
President Akufo-Addo said the government would step up in contact tracing, testing and treatment of Covid-19 cases, to stop further spread.
The government has also extended pay incentives for health workers, to the end of December – which includes tax exemption and a 50% pay rise for Covid-19 frontline workers.
Ghana’s Covid-19 fatality toll now stands at 320 as of Friday.