President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to address Ghanaians at 11 pm tonight [Friday, March 27, 2020] on the latest developments regarding the country’s fight against the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The address is expected to capture measures government has adopted to contain the spread of the virus which has so far claimed four lives and infected some 137 persons.
Earlier in the day, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, hinted that tonight’s address will also determine when the Finance Minister will be in Parliament to inform the House on his economic impact assessment of the pandemic in the country.
Following the upsurge in the coronavirus cases in Ghana, some professional bodies had mounted pressure on the government to lock down the country or part of it to curb the spread of the virus.
Although the government said it was considering all options on the table, it is currently unclear whether the President had finally succumbed to such pressure.