President Akufo-Addo has formally reaffirmed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration that COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency.
In January 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern.
Ghana had its first cases in March of that year, prompting a slew of public health measures such as vaccinations, testing, and other drastic measures to halt the spread of the pandemic.
This included periodic updates by President Akufo-Addo on the progress of the fight against the virus.
Three years down the line, the pandemic is over.
“This too has passed,” he told Ghanaians, adding that “the emergency is over and we can safely lift any of those oppressive restrictions we have had to endure.”
In his final address to the nation on the measures in the COVID-19 fight on Sunday, May 28, President Akufo-Addo expressed his gratitude to all who supported the cause during the trying time.
The update comes as the COVID-19 health declaration form for international travelers to Ghana has been suspended.