- A video showing an abandoned coronavirus isolation center has left many worried
- Reports have it that potential coronavirus victims turned up at the facility and were turned away
- According to the reports, the isolation center was running a 5-day a week schedule which excluded weekends
- Ghana has already recorded 21 cases of the coronavirus disease
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Photos and a video showing a deserted coronavirus isolation center in Accra has sent a lot of questions flying as to how the centers are being managed and run.
A number of potential coronavirus infected persons who showed up at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital where left in a state of confusion and unbelief when they were told that the hospital does not attend to such cases on weekends.
Both Ghanaians and foreigners alike who feared they might have contracted the disease rushed to the hospital as early as 4 am but met an empty isolation center with no healthcare professional available to address their concerns.
They went there primarily to run tests on themselves to find out if indeed they had contracted the disease.
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According to reports sighted on theghanareport.com, the potential patients waited until 10:30 am when a health official turned up to say the hospital’s coronavirus services were temporarily unavailable until Monday.
“An official who just walked in told us they work from Monday to Friday, and not weekends. This is shocking. This is a global pandemic. It is not something like malaria or cholera or something that you see each day. This is something that is killing the masses.
This is the time they should make the centre work 24/7. It shouldn’t a Monday to Friday activity. He came to tell us this at 10.30 am when somebody has been here since 4 am. Those who have been here and left in frustration, let’s assume they have some and will be picking trotro and so on, imagine what it means for the rest of the country,” a source is believed to have told theghanareport.com.
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PresidentAkufo-Addo, in his update on coronavirus on March 21, 2020, indicated that new and even retired health professionals were being recruited to augment the number of health officials already assigned to deal with the pandemic.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called on all Christians and Muslims to observe a national day of prayer and fasting in the wake of the coronavirus spread in the country.
The president was speaking on March 21 as he updated the citizenry on the virus which has been declared a global pandemic and has claimed thousands of lives.
In his address, Akufo-Addo called on religious people, to as a matter of urgency, mark March 25, 2020, on their calendars and observe it as a national day of fasting and prayer.
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