- Bukom Banku has said that until the deaths caused by the coronavirus is made public, they would not believe the disease is so harmful
- He said the disease has not yet gotten to Bukom thus, making people not believe that it is real
- He, however, challenged authorities to show the deaths on television if indeed the infections and deaths recorded are as true as they claim
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There is a saying that "seeing is believing" and this is probably what the people of Bukom where the likes of Bukom Banku resides have made their mantra over the seriousness of the novel COVID-19.
Heavyweight boxer Bukom Banku, known in real life as Braimah Kamoko, has clearly spoken the minds of the people he represents when he said until the deaths caused by the coronavirus are made public, people would still not believe in the disease's ability to cause harm.
Speaking to Nana Aba Anamoah, he stated that the disease has not yet gotten to Bukom, making people not believe that it is real.
According to Braimah Kamoko, the deaths have only been recorded in China, Italy, Spain, America and other places where the infection is high, but no one has seen deaths captured in Ghana.
He, however, challenged authorities to show the deaths on live television if indeed the infections and deaths recorded are as true as they claim.
“In Bukom, we don’t believe it is real. We have not seen anything on TV and so we don’t believe it Show it [deaths] on TV,” he said.
Bukom Banku, however, stated that he uses hand sanitisers only because others are doing same, but to him, “the virus is not in Ghana”.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed that the country has now recorded 641 cases of the novel COVID-19 as of Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
The GHS also revealed that the number of recovery cases has risen up to 83 from 17.
Two weeks since the institution of enhanced surveillance, restriction of movement and continuous public education to prevent the spread of cases of COVID-19, several cases have been recorded.
Aside the figures recorded in Ghana, the global figures keep increasing, as the world has recorded over 2 million infections as well as over 135,000 deaths.
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