Following the sudden increase in coronavirus cases in the country, it has become necessary for the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to address the citizenry today June 14, 2020, at 8:00 pm.
This will be the President’s eleventh address to the nation since the outbreak of the global novel coronavirus in the country on March 12, 2020.
Akufo-Addo in his first televised nation’s address directed for the closure of all schools throughout the country as a measure to curb and slow the spread of the novel disease.
He, however, in his 10th televised nation’s address announced for the reopening of schools to only final year students in the country for them to complete the 2019/2020 academic year and proceed to sit for their exit examination.
The reopening of schools will start from final year tertiary students as first phase in easing the COVID-19 restrictions. They are expected to reopen school Monday June 15, 2020.
Following the subsequent reopening of schools for the final year students, some concerned Ghanaians have expressed worry about the school reopening despite the surge in coronavirus cases in the country.
According to the Ghana Health Service, the novel coronavirus has claimed 51 lives in the country.