President Akufo-Addo has declared Wednesday, March 25, a national day of fasting and prayers as he implores Ghanaians to seek the face of God in the wake of coronavirus.
COVID-19 cases in Ghana have jumped to 21 from 19 today.
The president in his third address to the nation today March 21 asked that all Ghanaians, Christians and Muslims join to call on God to protect Ghana from the pandemic.
“Whiles we continue to adhere to these measures and ramp up efforts to defeat this virus, I urge all of us also to seek the face of the Almighty. So on Wednesday 25th march 2020, I appeal to all Ghanaians, Christians and Muslims to observe a national day of fasting and prayer.
“Let us pray to God to protect our nation and save us from the pandemic. I thank the men and women of God who prayed for the nation on Thursday and with the vice-president on Friday, for their interventions,” he said.
The president also announced the closure of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and all land and sea borders of the country for two weeks over the coronavirus pandemic.
“All our borders, that is by land sea or air will be closed down for two weeks. Anybody who comes in from Sunday evening will be mandatorily quarantined,” he said.