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General News of Friday, 24 April 2020


Coronavirus: Let’s intensify education to contain community spread – GHS

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The Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Dacosta Aboagye says the country must shift towards deepening education and campaigns to stop the community spread of covid-19 that has sprang up.

He said the impacts of the wave of the community spread could be determined by how the current trend is handled urging that all hands must be on deck to bring it under control.

“Its true that we’re witnessing the community spread phase of the Covid-19 and we all have to lend support to step up education in our communities. We need all the other stakeholders like the local government, Regional Health Directorate, Information service departments, Media, Church leaders and traditional leaders among others to come onboard to intensify the campaign against the spread of the virus.” he told sit-in host Akwasi Nsiah on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.

He stressed that with the current state of affairs “it is therefore so important, from the public health perspective, that we observe the guidelines that we have outlined, the social distancing, the personal hygiene, and wearing masks in the public space; they’re very critical.”

The coronavirus case count in Ghana has jumped to 1154, indicating an increase of 112 new cases since the last tally was released on April 19 when the president lifted a partial lockdown.

The country has also seen 120 recoveries. This was announced by the Ghana Health Service at a press briefing on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Accra.

Meanwhile, the presidential advisor on health, Dr Nsiah-Asare, has in an interview indicated that 10% of the Ghanaian population may probably test positive for the virus before the country’s case count on coronavirus gets to the peak of the infection. Ghana’s population is estimated at 30 million.