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General News of Friday, 12 June 2020

Source: Peace FM

Ghana losing coronavirus fight - Akandoh expresses worry

The COVID-19 Rapid Response Team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged the ruling NPP government to take steps to provide more funds and rapidly deploy more resources, to give Ghana a chance in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to them, the only realistic window of opportunity available to Ghana to put in an effective mechanism to control the spread of the viral disease should be measured in days rather than weeks, as we race against time.

Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, a member of the team, ranking member committee on Health and member of parliament for Juaboso constituency, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh expressed worry about the increasing numbers of the COVID-19 cases.

"It is about time the government should invest more resources in the COVID-19 fight because it looks like the country is losing the fight," he said.

He said most treatment centres even lack basic PPEs to provide care for the infected patients, which endangers the lives of the health professionals.

He added that with the easing of restrictions by President Akufo-Addo the government should also be ready to equip and provide more resources to fight against the Coronavirus.

"The rate at which the numbers are rising puts the country at very high risk," he added.

Ghana COVID-19 Update

Ghana has recorded 498 new cases of COVID-19 taking the country’s total case count to 10,856.

The death toll still remains at 48 recoveries shooting up to 3,921, the Ghana Health Service announced in its latest update.

Regional breakdown;

Greater Accra Region – 6,791

Ashanti Region – 1,905

Western Region – 874

Central Region – 539

Volta Region – 212

Eastern Region – 204

Upper East Region – 128

Western North Region – 79

Oti Region – 47

Northern Region – 37

Upper West Region – 22

Bono East Region – 13

North East Region – 2

Savannah Region – 1

Bono Region – 1

Ahafo Region – 1

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