While President Akufo Addo was locked up in high-profile prayers against the ravaging coronavirus (Covid-19) with some renowned clerics in the Jubilee House, Ghana’s officially recorded cases has jumped from seven to 11.
The latest cases involve is captured on the Ghana Health Service’s website involving a 59-year-old Ghanaian woman who just returned from the United Kingdom, and a 61-year old Lebanese male trader. Both cases were recorded in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region.
A few hours earlier, two cases were reported today by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah had twitted that Ghana’s Covid-19 cases had increased from seven to nine. “Unfortunately we have confirmed two more cases overnight. Ghana’s case count is now at 9. Health services are still managing all suspected and confirmed cases well,” he said.
Essentially, Ghana’s Covid-19 cases jumped from by four more people from seven to 11, while President Akufo Addo was locked at the Jubilee House praying against it with renowned clerics such as Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, Archbishop Duncan Williams, Rt. Rev Asante Antwi, Madam Joyce Aryee, Rev. Eastwood Anaba, among others.
Whatsup News gathered that the “Breakfast Prayer Meeting” at the Presidency was divided from the start as some other prominent clerics were deliberately left out, including Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah, Rev. Dag Heward-Mills and Rev. Agyin Asare.
Some of those left out of the prayer session claim they were not consulted.
Critics have chided the President for resorting to prayers in times of crisis like he predecessor, late John Evan Atta-Mills did in 2009 in the face of economic crisis.
On of the clerics President Akufo Addo invited to the Jubilee House for the anti-coronavirus prayers is Rev. Asante Antwi who strongly criticised late President Mills for turning the Osu Castle into a Prayer, saying it was not in the best interest of Ghana in the face of economic crisis.
Ghana’s rate of infection appear to be escalating since the first batch of Covid-19 carriers from Europe were officially confirmed this weekend.
Globally, the figures appear not to be subsiding as it has jumped from about 180,000 infections to 229,000 infections currently. This jump was within a week. The current death toll is over 9,300.
The GHS has warned that Ghana is likely to record a lot more cases soon as the affected patients have reportedly had contact with over 400 people already.