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Mask-less Akufo-Addo billboards to be pulled down

Government has directed city authorities to remove COVID-19 awareness billboards that feature President Akufo-Addo without a mask.

The billboards which have sprung up in many parts of Accra advocating the need for mask-wearing as a measure in curbing COVID-19 show a giant image of the President without a mask.

The spectacle has provoked criticism on social media with many questioning the commitment of government’s campaign against the virus.

However, in a tweet, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah suggested the billboards are not sponsored by government.

“We appreciate all who seek to help Govt communicate at this time. But pls do well to engage with Govt on imaging and messaging. This billboard of the President without a mask is not from Govt. Note that at his last public appearance the President wore his masks till his speech,’ he wrote.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases in Ghana have spiked to 2169, the Ghana Health Service has announced on its website.

One more person has died from the deadly Covid-19 virus bringing the death toll to 18.

The Ghana Health Service disclosed on its website on Saturday that 229 persons have since recovered from the 2169 cases.

The Greater Accra Region still leads with 1, 852 cases, Ashanti Region – 117, Eastern Region – 87, Central Region – 21, Oti Region – 19, Upper East Region – 19, Volta Region – 16, Northern Region – 13, Upper West Region – 10, Western Region – and Western North Region – 4.

 

 

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