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GHS is expecting increase in COVID-19 cases in Accra

GHS is expecting increase in COVID-19 cases in Accra

GHS is expecting increase in COVID-19 cases in Accra 

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has expressed concern about the non-conformance to the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety protocols.

According to the service, the country risks recording high COVID-19 cases due to disregard for the wearing of face masks and other preventive etiquette enrolled by the service, the ministry of health and the government to ensure public safety.

Addressing the press in Accra on Thursday, the Director-General of GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye noted that a recent survey conducted by his outfit revealed that only 44.3per cent of the population in the Greater Accra Region wear nose mask.

He entreated relevant agencies and government to intensify the safety measures campaign especially the adherence to the wearing of nose masks during “this period” which the government has eased many restrictions to return life to normalcy.

Dr Kuma-Aboagye noted that government has done its best to revitalise the economy and processing life to normalcy and further indicated that Ghanaians have key role to play in the fight else Ghana’s gains in the fight against the disease would be derailed.

“Greater Accra is the one that is driving the pandemic in the country and so it is extremely important that we reset and go back and start wearing the mask so that as active cases are coming down, it will continue to go down.

We started with one case and now 43,000. Where we are now, we need to be very careful. That is our major worry and we need to intensify the campaign (for wearing face masks),” he said.

The wearing of face masks has become mandatory due to the coronavirus pandemic in order to prevent the spreading of droplets among people.

An earlier survey conducted by the Ghana Health Service in Accra noted that 82 per cent of the sampled population possessed face masks and had the intention to use them.

However, out of this number, the survey showed that only 44.3 per cent of them use the face mask correctly.

As of Thursday August 28,  Ghana’s cumulative COVID-19 case count is 43,841 with 42,246 recoveries and 270 deaths.

The number of active cases are 1,325.

GHS is expecting increase in COVID-19 cases in Accra 

Written by Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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