Coronavirus forces Ghana’s presidency to hold virtual cabinet meeting

Ghana’s Presidency has been compelled to hold a virtual cabinet meeting due to rising cases of coronavirus, especially among top Ministers and other Government officials.

Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo is chairing the meeting from the Presidential Villa of the Jubilee House where he has been self-isolating after he came into contact with someone from within his inner circle who tested positive for coronavirus.

The Tuesday, July 14th meeting is the 80th Cabinet meeting, Ghana’s Information Ministry indicated.

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus and the social distancing protocol that has accompanied it, it became necessary to hold the meeting virtually.

With a number of Cabinet Ministers having tested positive for Coronavirus, Cabinet meetings maybe held in virtual mode for awhile.

Among the ministers who tested positive for coronavirus are Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Mafo, Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, and Minister for Regional Re-organisation and Development Dan Botwe.

Also, former Deputy Trade Minister Carlos Ahenkora has been treated for the coronavirus.

Ghana has so far recorded 25,252 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 139 deaths. Among those infected are about 55 students, the Ghana Health Service, announced.

The virus outbreak has forced a number of government institutions including the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), among others to shut down, as they recorded confirmed cases.

Source: African Entertainment

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