Ghana may have more cases of the COVID-19 cases than what is being reported by the government so far, an aspiring Member of Parliament, John Dumelo has suggested.
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According to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, it is important for government to increase mass testing of Ghanaians as a way of tackling the current disease.
He opined that the government should make available more test kits in the country to increase the capacity of the health professionals to prevent the spread of the disease.
Mr. Dumelo also provided lunch for security personnel ensuring the lockdown is adhered to in his constituency on Friday, April 03.
The actor provided food and water to the police and military officers guarding the various roadblocks at Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
In a post on social media, Dumelo lauded the efforts of the security men in ensuring that citizens adhere to the directives by President Akufo-Addo to stay home and stop the spread of coronavirus.
Five persons have died from the disease so far.
The number of regions reporting cases is as follows: Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West Eastern and Upper East Region. The Greater Accra Region has most cases (183) followed by the Northern Region (10), Ashanti Region (9), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).
GHS says most of the cases are reported from routine/enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine remain 89.
All this can be attributed to dreaded disease COVID-19 that has claimed over 49,000 lives.
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