COVID-19: Ghana Medical Association calls on NIA to suspend registration with immediate effect

COVID-19: Ghana Medical Association calls on NIA to suspend registration with immediate effect

- The Ghana Medical Association calls for NIA to suspend their ongoing registration instantly

- This, the group of doctors says is in an attempt to ensure public health and safety

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The Ghana Medical Association has released a press statement asking for the National Identification Authority to suspend the ongoing registration immediately over the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement sighted by, the group categorically mention that in the interest of Public Health and Safety, the NIA must stop all the ongoing registration in the Eastern Region immediately.

It would be recalled that following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's order for all public gatherings to be suspended, the NIA released a statement indicating that their registration would proceed with strict measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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See the press statement in the post below:

In the statement sighted by, the official body of Ghanaian doctors also strongly urged that the government enforces the self-isolation of Ghanaian citizens and residents returning to Ghana.

The statement specifies that the isolations must be in line with the guidelines issued by the Ghana Health Service.

Finally, the press statement stresses that all Civic Society Organizations and Corporate Ghana should complement the government's efforts to combat COVID-19 in the country.

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In other news, five new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have been officially confirmed in Nigeria, bring the number of the victims to eight as the deadly virus spreads beyond borders.

The new cases were confirmed by the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Tolu Ogunlesi, on Wednesday, March 18, barely twenty-four hours after the third case was reported.

In a series of tweet, Ogunlesi said four of the victims are Nigerians who just came from the United States of America and United Kingdom.

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