COVID-19: Head of Ghana’s testing team predicts cases will not hit 1000

COVID-19: Head of Ghana’s testing team predicts cases will not hit 1000

- One of the doctors at the helm of affairs in Ghana's COVID-19 team says the country is not likely to hit the thousand mark of positive cases

- Dr. Samuel Kaba Akoriyea is optimistic that Ghana will not record 1000 cases following the measures put in place

- Ghana's COVID-19 case currently stands at 287

- Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in

Ghana currently has recorded 287 cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in six regions of the country so far.

But the head of Ghana’s coronavirus test team, Dr. Samuel Kaba Akoriyea, in an interview with Joy FM on Wednesday, April 7, 2020, said the country’s positive cases will not hit the thousand mark as it has happened in other countries like Italy, Spain, US, and China.

Dr. Akoriyea said the President’s lockdown intervention was timely and it has saved the country from recording huge numbers of the COVID-19 case.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: All the news on pandemic on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

He also opined that the 14-day lockdown in the major cities which have recorded positive cases will also reduce and slow the spread of the virus in Ghana.

He also added that “it is a reality that measures of containment have been taken at the appropriate time for us not to go to the thousands”.

He was however quick to add that Ghanaians should psych themselves for a possible increase in the number of positive cases in the coming days and weeks.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: 84 out of 86 suspected cases in Central Region test negative

Dr. Samuel Kaba Akoriyea noted that the lockdown has also allowed for acceleration in mass testing of specific people who came in contact with persons who have tested positive for the disease.

Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the appreciation of the nation to all health workers across the country for the continued sacrifices they are making in caring for those infected with the coronavirus, and in caring for the sick in general.

The President acknowledged that, after 63 years of Ghana’s independence, the country has not done well in making readily available all the facilities required for the health workers to function.

On their part, the doctors applauded Nana Addo for the bold measures that he has taken to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana.

YEN.com.gh also reported earlier that a Ghanaian health worker who lives in the United States of America (USA) has made a video seriously warning everyone to stay away from hospitals in these times.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram handle of Facts and Truths, the woman explained that hospitals, these days have become breeding places of the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 cases in Ghana rise to 287 | #Yencomgh

Subscribe to watch new videos

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Over 2 million Ghanaians to become unemployed soon - NBSSI boss

Want to be featured on YEN.com.gh? Send us a message on our Facebook page or on Instagram with your stories, photos or videos.

Source: Yen News

Mailfire view pixel