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Rise in Ghana’s COVID-19 cases Attibuted to total disregard for safety protocols


A Public Health Specialist at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) Abdul-Rashid Haidallah says the surge in Ghana’s Coronavirus cases is not surprising looking at the total disregard for the safety protocols by the general public.

Ghana’s active coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, January 20, 2021, was 2,172. The death toll has been pegged at 358. Upper east region he indicates is recording high number of cases.

Mr Haidallah who spoke in an earlier interview on Zaa major news explained that the disregard for the Covid-19 safety protocols is alarming and poses more danger to the general public.

Responding to whether it was safe for schools to reopen, Mr Haidallah responded in the affirmative that schools cannot continue to be closed down, adding that parents and school authorities have a key role to play to ensure that students and pupils are protected whilst in school.

He said school authorities must put structures in place to ensure kids can be controlled.

Touching on the readiness of the country to receive covid-19 vaccine, Mr Haidallah who also a member of the Covid-19 Case management team said the ministry of health and government are making efforts to get a vaccine for the virus.

This he believes is the best approach to fight the virus. He however advised the general public to observe the safety protocols and precautionary measures outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Ghana Health Service (GHS).

By: Lilian Walter

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