Bishop Titi-Ofei withdraws building offer for coronavirus isolation center

Bishop Titi-Ofei withdraws building offer for coronavirus isolation center

Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei has withdrawn the 100-bed capacity facility he offered to the government to use as an isolation center for COVID-19 patients.

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The leader of the Titi-Ofei Ministries bowed to pressure from residents of the area where the building is located.

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Some residents of Tema-West on Thursday protested against the decision by the man of God to give out his facility, which is located in a residential area as an isolation center.

The residents expressed concern that the disease being fought is highly contagious and using the facility which is not isolated an isolation center could expose residents to the dreaded pandemic.

But reacting to the concerns of the residence, Bishop Titi-Ofei in a statement noted that he will withdraw the 100-bed capacity facility and look at other options in the fight against coronavirus in Ghana.

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“I wish to assure my cherished neighbours that the offer was done in good faith. However in the spirit of good neighbourliness I have decided to offer other forms of assistance in the fight against COVID-19,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Ghana has recorded nine new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the total number 204, according to an update from the Ghana Health Service.

All nine cases were from the Greater Accra region. Four of them have no history of travel nor contact with any confirmed case. “Other four have no travel history but are contacts of confirmed cases in Ghana, and one travelled to Ghana from Benin within the past 14 days,” the GHS update said.

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