Abraham Amaliba
Abraham Amaliba

A member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba has blamed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in Ghana.

According to the lawyer cum politician, the spread of coronavirus in Ghana could have been averted if not for the bad management of the President.

Speaking on GHONE TV Wednesday, Mr Amaliba told host Serwaa Amihere that Ghana failed to record a single case of the Ebola epidemic in 2014 because of the good management of then president, John Dramani Mahama.

Asked by the host if Akufo-Addo is the cause of the spread of the virus in Ghana, Mr Amaliba said “Yes, Akufo-Addo himself brought it when he went to Norway.”

The global death toll from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached 126,758 as of Wednesday morning.

There have been 2,000,243 confirmed cases around the world after the highly contagious disease was first reported in China in December last year.

Of those infected, 1,392,848 are currently being treated and 51,608 of them are in serious or critical condition.

So far 484,747 people have made recovery.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s covid-19 case count now stands at 636, up by some 70 more cases.

The figure stood at 566 as of Tuesday morning.

According to the Ghana Health Service, as of 13th April 2020, at 23:00HRS, a total of 44,421 persons have been tested with 636 being positive for COVID-19.

The breakdown of the 636 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged, 605 cases have been categorised as mild disease and are on treatment, two (2) are categorized as moderate to severe cases, none in critical state currently and eight (8) have died.

Of the 636 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 268 were reported from the routine surveillance, 253 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.

Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West regions.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM