Ghana Government Step Up Efforts to Fight Against Coronavirus
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the release of $100m (£80m) to enhance coronavirus preparedness and response nationwide.
The country's immediate neighbours have all had confirmed cases of the virus, but there has been no recorded case so far in Ghana.
Addressing the nation on Wednesday, President Akufo-Addo said that the country will spend the money on, among other things, purchasing relevant equipment and public education.
The president has already temporarily suspended foreign travel for public officials, indicating that only critical assignments will be approved.