President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Wednesday, December 15, address the nation at 8pm on the measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus in the wake of the Omicron variant.
The President has been giving updates on a series of measures Ghana has taken in the fight against the pandemic since the nation recorded its first covid-19 case in March 2020, and tonight’s address is the 27th update.
The previous update was on Sunday, July 25, 2021, when the nation was experiencing its third wave of COVID-19.
These measures are to help mitigate the negative impact of economic and social activities on the citizens and as well prevent a spike in the number of cases.
Ghana recorded the first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant among passengers who arrived at the Kotoka International Airport following sequencing carried out on Nov. 21, the Ghana Health Service has said.
Some quick measures being taken include the vaccination of unvaccinated passengers on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport before being permitted entry into the country.
Data from the COVID-19 situation dashboard of the Ghana Health Service COVID-19 website shows 122 new cases, active cases – 927 and confirmed cases being 131,840 as of Wednesday, December 15 at 1750 hours.
Those who have recovered or discharged are 129,660, whilst the deaths recorded so far are 1,253.
The total vaccine doses administered are 6,420,973