Coronavirus: Christians In Ghana To Hold 3 Days National Fasting And Prayer

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council in conjunction with all other Ecumenical Councils in the nation have declared a three  (3) days national fasting and prayer program from  Friday, 24th to Sunday, 26th April to seek the face of the Lord for His Intervention in removing the Corona Virus pandemic.

A statement issued Sunday, April 19, 2020, and signed by President of GPCC, Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso admonished

“Churches currently holding virtual Church Services should please bring this to the notice of their members. Details of the program will be communicated members by the close of day on Monday, 20th April 2020. This move is to mobilize the entire Ghanaian Christian Community in fasting and prayer for the entire world using Ghana as a point of contact. Get involved”

Ghana observed a day of Fasting and Prayer on March 25, 2020.The exercise was declared by President of Ghana Akufo-Addo after the country’s coronavirus cases began to surge.

The current national tally stands at 834 confirmed cases.

The Ghana Health Service is supervising the completion of a backlog of laboratory samples that have been picked for testing as part of the COVID-19 testing exercise. This is after some 57,000 samples have already been successfully tested as of April 15, 2020. In the first batch of this backlog, an additional 198 be positive. This will bring Ghana’s total case count to 834 at the moment. The general public is however advised that this does not represent new infections that are occurring. It represents results from tests of a backlog of samples.

The laboratories have been working day and night to test this large number of samples. Hopefully in the next few days, all the testing would be completed.

Total samples tested so far now stands at 60, 916 with 1.37 % testing positive. The results of this backlog of samples when released do not mean the number of new cases recorded on the day of the report. Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East.

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