Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has urged all Christian and Muslim faiths in Ghana to actively involve themselves in observing the national day of fasting and prayer in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

It will be recalled that President Akufo-Addo in his address to the nation of March 21, 2020, urged all Ghanaians to seek the face of the Almighty God to protect our nation and safe us from the dreadful disease.

"Whilst we continue to adhere to these measures, and ramp up our efforts to defeat this virus, I urge all of us, also, to seek the face of the Almighty God. So on Wednesday, 25th March, 2020, I appeal to all Ghanaians, Christians and Muslims, to observe a national day of fasting and prayer. Let us pray to God to protect our nation and save us from this pandemic", he said.

However, in a post on his Twitter handle, Mr Oppong Nkumah, who is also the MP for Ofoase-Ayirebi Constituency reiterated the President's call and asked Ghanaians to call upon their maker and ask Him to bless our national response efforts with success.

"Whoever & wherever you are, join us in observing this national day of fasting and prayer", he said in portions of his post sighted by

Meanwhile, the country's number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen from 27 to 53 as at the time of filing this report.

Out of the 53 confirmed cases, two persons have died as a result of the outbreak.