The Ghana Medical Affiliation (GMA) is warning of a possible hike in instances of the novel coronavirus as political campaigns intensify forward of the December 7 elections.
Common Secretary of the Affiliation, Dr Justice Yankson believes the rallies undertaken by the key events have the potential of accelerating the unfold of the infections.
The nation has had trigger to be involved concerning the onset of a second wave of Covid-19 instances when the variety of new infections noticed a surge a couple of month in the past, eroding the strides made by the nation up to now.
President Akufo-Addo in his final handle to the nation of the battle in opposition to the virus indicated the event is as a result of many Ghanaians let their guard down.
He additional urged that acutely aware effort be made to enhance compliance and nip the virus within the bud.
However with political rallies heightening in lots of a part of the nation, well being specialists worry these mass gatherings are a panacea for a lift within the numbers.
Talking on JoyNews’ The Probe Sunday, Dr Yankson defined that the crowds, which he described as super-spreaders depart a lot to be desired within the battle in opposition to the novel coronavirus.
He, nonetheless, suggested that the politician exhibit management by being modern and never play ostrich so far as Covid-19is involved.
In the meantime, Deputy Well being Minister, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye insisted that authorities is taking acceptable measures to cut back the virus’ unfold.
He indicated that the occasion had made bulletins of its branches throughout the nation to make sure that the fundamental protocols suggested by the World Well being Organisations (WHO) are adopted.
As of November 22, Ghana has 157 new Covid-19 infections, 1,146 lively instances and 323 deaths. The Ghana Well being Service (GHS) has up to now recorded 50,874 instances with 49,405 recoveries/discharge.