The Ghana Medical Association has warned that the COVID-19 infection rate has spiraled to about six hundred (600) new cases a day and is asking the government to take drastic measures to curtail the uptick, particularly from the funeral service being organised for late former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Among others, it wants the number of people who will be allowed to attend the funeral to be restricted so that people will mainly follow the funeral rites on television or social media.
In a statement signed by its President, Frank Ankobea and General Secretary, Dr. Justice Yankson, also urged the government to also restrict social gatherings including funerals, parties and church activities.
It also called for the adequate and reliable supply of Personal Protection Equipments and urged vendors of nose masks not to taker advantage of the new wave of infections to fleece consumers.
Above all, however, it urged individual members of the public to take their safety in their own hands. “Once again, each and every one should take their personal safety into their own hands by adhering strictly to all Covid-19 safety protocols.”
Ghana has recorded a total of 59,480 cases with 361 deaths currently.