By Papisdaff Abdullah
Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, Irchad Razaaly, has commended Ghana for its exemplary leadership in management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EU envoy in Ghana said the bloc(EU) has so far given Ghana the equivalent of US$85 million in grants to help fight the pandemic.
“The way Ghana managed the COVID [pandemic] is really commendable … when you compare the lives lost in Ghana to the rest of Africa and the world, then you’ll see how well Ghana did,” the diplomat said.
“Culture is what brings us all together as a people and continent. The EU supports the idea that Ghana is a cultural hub for West Africa and Africa has a stimulus package to help in dealing with the pandemic” he added.
“We have financed a significant amount of money to Ghana in the last eight months with about US$85 million grants given to Ghana as a stimulus package to help post-COVID,” he said.
The most recent figures published by the Ghana Health Service shows the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the country now stands at 79.
The death toll has hit 1,445 after four additional fatalities were recorded across the country, according to the Ghana Health Services’ COVID-19 information portal.
So far, one person is in severe condition and currently there are no critical cases, the GHS says. The cumulative total of cases detected at Kotoka International Airport in Accra is 7,529, with 7,498 recoveries.