By:  Jerry Akornor/, Ghana

Ghana-India Trade Advisory Chamber (GITAC) has urged Ghanaians, Indians and the world to adhere to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) safety protocols in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic after Ghana recorded 24 cases with one death.

A March 22, 2020 latest report from World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed a total of 234 073 confirmed cases; 9840 deaths globally with Western Pacific Region recording 93 349 confirmed cases, 3405 deaths.

European Region: 104 591 confirmed cases, 4899 deaths; South-East Asia Region: 918 confirmed cases, 31 deaths; Eastern Mediterranean Region: 20 759 confirmed cases, 1312 deaths; Region of the Americas: 13 271 confirmed cases, 178 deaths; African Region : 473 confirmed cases and 8 deaths.

According to the President of Ghana-India Trade Advisory Chamber, Mr. Dominic Oduro-Antwi, it is in the best interest of individuals and nations to comply with safety measures prescribed by WHO.

Speaking to Africa Nakua’s Jerry Akornor in Accra, Mr. Dominic Oduro-Antwi said “Ghana-India Trade Advisory Chamber wishes to caution the people of Ghana and across the globe on the dangers of the deadly COVID-19, which is taking thousands of lives. GITAC cautions Ghanaians, Indians and the world to adhere to WHO prescribed safety measures in the fight against Coronavirus”.

Meanwhile, he has lauded the proactive measures taken by President Akufo-Addo to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus in Ghana. The Ghanaian Leader H.E Akufo-Addo placed embargo on public gatherings, funerals, festivals, religious services, political rallies, schools, conferences amidst the passage of Imposition of Restrictions Bill into law to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

Mr. Dominic Oduro-Antwi told Africa Nakua that “the Ghana-India Trade Advisory Chamber commends President Akufo-Addo for his brave and proactive measures towards protection, safety and well-being of the country. Government’s ban on public gatherings is laudable and a step in the right direction”.

The government of Ghana has announced the closure of the Kotoka International Airport’s VIP lounge to all diplomatic missions, international organisations and honorary consulates, as part of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. The World Health Organization is considering “airborne precautions” for medical staff after a new study showed the coronavirus can survive in the air in some settings.

In view of the above, Ghana-India Trade Advisory Chamber is urging the general public to comply with warnings and safety guidelines prescribed by health authorities in accordance with WHO protocols.

GITAC has been at the forefront and progressively established strong business and bilateral ties between Ghana and India businesses powered by communication and strategies. With the globe currently battling with the COVID-19 pandemic, GITAC is entreating Ghanaians, Indians, partners and the business the world over to stay calm and adhere to safety precautions against the deadly Coronavirus.

Below is a statement issued by Ghana-India Advisory Chamber:

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