Akufo-Addo cancels 6th March parade as COVID-19 cases rise


President Akufo-Addo has suspended the 64th Independence Anniversary parade scheduled for March 6 due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country.

All related activities of the anniversary have equally been suspended, a government statement said.

A statement signed by Deputy Director- Ghana Education Service, Anthony Boateng entreated all Regional Directors to bring the directive to the notice of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Education Directors and Heads of all institutions under their jurisdiction for strict compliance.

Meanwhile, nine(9) more Ghanaians have succumbed to COVID-19 increasing Ghana’s death toll to 542, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has reported.

A total of 656 new cases of infection has sent the active case count to 7,850.

Recoveries stand at 68,100 with a total number of confirmed cases of 76,492.

Out of the total number of active cases, 87 patients are in severe condition while 31
others are in critical condition.


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