We don’t need a third wave— Dr Kuma-Aboagye cautions churches and families against Easter celebration
The Director General of Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has cautioned the public against public gathering during the Easter festivity.
According to him, the country witnessed second wave of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) when it lost its guard during the Christmas celebration.
Speaking at the launch of the Christian Health Association of Ghana’s (CHAG) COVID-19 Response and Institutional Capacity Building (CRIB) Project in Accra on Tuesday, Dr Kuma-Aboagye indicated that COVID-19 was still persisting in the country and regretted that about 400 lives were lost within just three months after Christmas.
He said for the past nine month only 355 people died from the respiratory ailment and attributed the rise in death to the failure of people in observing the protocols.
“Currently COVID is not gone we have moved from active cases of about 8000 to 1,900 cases. Unfortunately we have lost 740 people. The danger for another wave is the fact that in nine months we lost 355 people to COVID-19 and in three months we lost about 400 people,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye said.
He urged the citizenry to be extra careful in order not to give the virus another opportunity for a third wave and charged churches to initiate a strategy in celebrating Easter.
“Let us ensure that we celebrate Easter carefully by desisting from family gatherings and church conventions. No matter how small they are it is a major spot field to spread COVID-19,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye added.
He called on the citizenry to take advantage of the steady decline in the active cases and involve themselves in the vaccination exercise to contain the spread of the virus.
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