Display COVID-19 corpses on TV to make people observe instituted protocols—Bagbin
The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Sumana Bagbin is advocating public display of covid-19 corpses to make people believe in the existence of the ailment in the country.
According to him, some Ghanaians were not bothered about the ailment and were living lives as if everything was normal, thus flouting the instituted protocols.
Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday in Accra, Mr Bagbin explained that his appeal was based on feedback he received from the public concerning the belief surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic.
He maintained that his call could help enforce the message that the disease is real and there was the need for the public to attach seriousness in dealing with it to supplement government’s efforts in the fight against the pandemic.
“Showing the corpses on television will help wake people from their slumber and make them think that covid-19 is real,” Mr Bagbin added.
His contribution followed an update of the COVID-19 case in Ghana by the Minister of Health (MoH), Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu.
Mr Bagbin emphasised that if the gentle mode of making the people believe the country was not in ordinary times was not working, authorities should rather adopt what he prescribes as “shock therapy.”
To him, that was the sure way to help make people change from their beliefs to respond appropriately to the threats posed by the deadly ailment.
However, Ghana’s Coronavirus case count has increased to 6,096 with 1,773 recoveries and 31 death.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE