President Akufo Addo has extended the incentive package offered to health workers helping to fight the novel coronavirus to the end of 2020.
According to the President, this means that all health workers will pay no income taxes for the month of October, November, and December.
“Again all frontline health workers as defined by the Ministry of Health will continue to receive an additional allowance of 50% of their basic salary per month for the month of October, November, and December,” President Akufo Addo stated on Sunday in his 19th address to the Nation on measures taken against the spread of coronavirus.
The President in April first announced a three-month incentive package for health workers due to the immense dedication and hard work being exhibited by them as they continue to care for those affected by the coronavirus, and for the sick in general.
He again extended by another three months which ended in September 2020.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s coronavirus active cases have to shot up to 1,156 from 947 in less than a week, the latest update by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Sunday, 8 November 2020 indicated.
The rise follows 198 new cases from the laboratories across the country, summing up the total number of confirmed national cases to 49,202.
The death toll has however remained at 320 for the past two weeks.
The total number of recoveries and discharges is 47,726. Two persons are presently on ventilators, 11 have been classified as severe while four remain critical.
The Kotoka International Airport has so far recorded a total of 171 cases out of which 53 have recovered.
Below is the regional breakdown:
Greater Accra Region – 26,007
Ashanti Region – 11,047
Western Region – 2,999
Eastern Region – 2,455
Central Region – 1,935
Bono East Region – 785
Volta Region – 684
Western North Region – 653
Bono Region – 619
Northern Region – 547
Ahafo Region – 528
Upper East Region – 358
Oti Region – 243
Upper West Region – 90
Savannah Region – 62
North East Region – 19