- Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has criticised Akufo-Addo's government over the Coronavirus outbreak
- According to the Lighthouse Chapel founder, the case count has increased because government failed to listen to his advice for the closure of borders
- Heward-Mills criticism has got many Ghanaians reacting
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The founder and presiding bishop of Lighthouse Chapel International, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, has stirred controversy on social media.
This follows his recent comments about the government's handling of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.
Bishop Heward-Mills in a recent video indicated that President Nana Akufo-Addo's government was partly to blame for the increase in the number of COVID-19.
According to him, the government had ignored his call for a border closure a week before COVID-19 first entered Ghana.
Explaining further, Heward-Mills pointed out that the Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference had made predictions about COVID-19 and gave directives on how it should be managed especially by closing the borders.
But the government did not heed to the advice. Should they have listened to them, the cases of COVID-19 would not have been this much in the country.
“When even this pandemic started, I said ‘Close the border now! Don’t just close churches! Close everything now!. They didn’t do it.
All the cases we have and all the deaths have come from that one week that they left the border open, ” Heward-Mills stated.
The Lighthouse founder's statement came after Ghana's number of cases moved to 566 with eight deaths.
Following his criticism, many Ghanaians have taken to social media to share different opinions on his thoughts.
While some people thought Bishop Heward-Mills was right, others felt his criticism was not necessary.
Isaac Clottey agreed with Bishop Heward-Mills:
Akuffo-Theophilus told Heward-Mills to bring more encouraging words:
George Larbi agreed but said it was not the right time:
Kwaku Owusu urged Heward-Mills to join other doctors to fight COVID-19:
Meanwhile, Ghana has now recorded 636 COVID-19 cases according to data by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
The latest update from the GHS indicates that as of April 13, 2020, a total of 44,421 persons have been tested with 636 being positive for COVID-19.
The breakdown of the 636 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged, 605 cases have been categorised as mild disease and are on treatment, two (2) are categorized as moderate to severe cases, none in critical state currently and eight (8) have died.
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