Deputy National Youth Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Perpetual Lomokie Akwada has said Ghanaians will survive the novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) because they were able to survive 8 years of governance under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Her comment, which has been condemned follows comment by opposition NDC deputy General Secretary Peter Boamah Otokunor that President Akufo-Addo knew about the COVID 19 case before his address to the nation.
All these come after news that two males who entered Ghana through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have been confirmed to have coronavirus.
The two started showing symptoms on Thursday and they reported to a health facility where it was later confirmed. One of the Coronavirus cases confirmed is said to be a Ghanaian while the other is a Norwegian.
Reacting to this on her facebook page, the Deputy to Henry Nana Boakye Nana B, Perpetual Lomokie Akwada wrote: “We survived 8 years of the NDC, what is corona virus?”, she asked.
She however urged her followers to “stay safe though”.
Her comment attracted criticism from some people who believe she is being partisan about the coronavirus crisis.
“Then after this your useless post some people will come and say no one should do politics with the issue…its not funny mpo”
“What the hell!? Like seriously”
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says the government will make an announcement on travel restrictions on countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) today.
He said the government will state its position on the matter at 12 pm after a meeting by the inter-ministerial committee on the COVID Response Thursday.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah in a radio interview on Accra-based Peace FM further disclosed that the meeting of the committee was chaired by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He said the Committee was concluding some matters before coming out with a position, adding that consular services have already been suspended in a lot of the countries which have recorded confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.