President Akufo-Addo has declared the COVID-19 pandemic officially over in Ghana. This declaration signifies that the country has successfully overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic.
He stated that all the remaining restrictions imposed due to the virus at airports and other entry points have been lifted, and the country has returned to the health entry requirements that were in place before the pandemic.
During his address to the nation on Sunday (28 May), President Akufo-Addo also highlighted that there are currently no critical cases of COVID-19 in the country.
“This too has passed; the emergency is over. We can now hug and shake hands… We can breathe that collective sigh of relief…” President Akufo-Addo stated.
“The scientists and health experts tell us that we no longer have a public health emergency of international concern. They tell us also that there is evidence of reducing risks to human health from COVID-19 infections. This has led to decreasing trend of COVID-19-related deaths.”
“The world has also achieved the long hope for immunity and with improved clinical management, the experts say it is time to transition to long-term management of the COVID-19 pandemic. In other words, we can breathe that collective sigh of relief,” he added.