Ghana Gov’t sets aside $100m in Preparedness for Coronavirus

The Government of Ghana has made available, the cedi equivalent of $100 million in preparedness and response plan in fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

This was made known by the president of the Republic H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

According to him, it is to fund the expansion of infrastructure, purchase materials and equipment, as well as public education.

So far, the country’s two (2) main research institutions the Noguchi Memorial Institute and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research have had the fifty-seven (57) suspected COVID-19 cases in Ghana, all negative.

The president has suspended all international travels by public officials, except for critical assignments which will be authorised by the Chief of Staff.

A further enhancement of protocols for in-bound traffic from already affected countries has been put in place.

He also advised the citizenry to desist from all foreign travels, unless critical, until the virus is gripped.

Ghana is working in partnership with the WHO, IMF, World Bank, and other agencies in the fight against COVID-19.

Source: Yaw Sarpong |

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