Amid the outbreak of contagious coronavirus in Wuhan, China and its subsequent spread to Europe and Africa including Ghana, many continue to demand for more information.
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Ghana’s government through the Ministry of Health and Information on Thursday, March 12, 2020, broke the news that the country had recorded its first-ever case of the contagious virus.
The government had earlier announced the release of $100 million (GHC554,000,000.00) to tackle the disease.
Both news about the amount for COVID-19 and the subsequent announcement that the country had recorded its first case erupted uncertainties and anxieties with many seeking for more information.
Ghanaian journalist Mabel Aku Banese was among many who posted on social media to ‘demand’ full disclosure from government.
''Coronavirus is in Ghana. One of the surest ways to contain the virus is transparency. It helps no one if two people have tested positive and we’ve no clue about the following:
a. Their identities
b. Date of arrival, name of airline, class (First, business or economy)
c. The places they have been to after arriving in Ghana,'' parts of her post said on Facebook.
The latest to add his influential voice is Ghanaian musician Samini, who has lashed out at politicians with plans to capitalise on the epidemic to milk the nation of its resources at the expense of the poor.
In a tweet on his handle, the award-winning dancehall star advised that the pandemic must never be politicised but rather workable solutions must be applied to prevent a possible spread of the virus.
Samini further declared that shame and curse will be the portion of any politician who attempts to enrich him/herself as the nation goes through these difficult times.
''“Some” stupid politicians have no limits with their gimmicks as usual. how did this global pandemic become a political issue? Shame and curses on whoever tries to enrich themselves at the expense of the poor masses who became statistics in the end.stop politicizing #Coronavirus,'' Samini said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that with flashing smiles, Ghanaian actress Rose Mensah famed as kyeiwaa stood alongside her husband in stunning images following her bridal shower ahead of her white wedding ceremony.
Kyeiwaa and her husband, Micheal Kissi Asare, have just a week to pull off the wedding of their dreams which is slated for March 21, 2020 Ahead of the white wedding ceremony, Kyewaa held a bridal shower to set the tone for her upcoming nuptial.
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