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General News of Thursday, 2 July 2020

Source: Starr FM

Voters register: EC to distribute chits to applicants to control crowd

The Electoral Commission has announced it is introducing queue management systems to check and control crowd in the various registration centres in the ongoing voters registration exercise.

Per the system, the EC will be giving out chits to applicants to regulate the numbers at registration centres at any point in time.

“To further limit and minimin overcrowding, the Commission has introduced the Queue Management System that ensures that Applicants are provided with chits. This will ensure that Applicants only visit the centres at the times they are allotted."

“We believe that this will help reduce the overcrowding and queue at the Registration Centres. We count on the general public to assist the Commission to work to maintain law and order at all the Registration Centres,” the commission said in statement.

The development comes after the death of the former general secretary of the NPP Sir John. He is reported to have died of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the campaign manager for the New Patriotic Party for the 2020 elections Peter Mac Manu and Deputy Trade Minister Carlos Ahenkorah are on admission at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after contracting COVID-19, Starr News has gathered.

Education and Regional Integration ministers Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh and Dan Botwe are awaiting their results after running tests for the virus. Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Many is recuperating after being hit by the virus.

COVID-19 deaths in Ghana now stand at 117 with 4,467 active cases and 13,550 recoveries, the Ghana Health Service has announced on its website.

The development means five more persons have died from the last count.

Total confirmed cases are 18,134.

Below is the regional breakdown of cases;

Greater Accra Region – 10,087

Ashanti Region – 3,676

Western Region – 1,556

Central Region – 973

Eastern Region – 668

Volta Region – 346

Upper East Region – 274

Northern Region – 137

Oti Region – 112

Western North Region – 102

Bono East Region – 89

Savannah Region – 42

Upper West Region – 40

Bono Region – 18

Ahafo Region – 8

North East Region – 6


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