GMA advises gov’t to keep social gatherings banned to prevent spread of COVID-19

GMA advises gov’t to keep social gatherings banned to prevent spread of COVID-19

- The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on President Akufo-Addo to maintain the ban on social gathering

- According to the GMA, Ghanaians currently appear to disregard preventive measures announced by health authorities

- It also called on government to ensure that all health workers get PPEs

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The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on President Akufo-Addo to ensure that the ban on social gatherings remains in force.

According to the GMA, it could go a long way to limit the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana.

As part of a statement prepared and released by the GMA, it added that Ghana’s international borders should also remain closed for now.

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The GMA noted that the COVID-19 pandemic is real and continues to pose a threat to the lives of Ghanaians.

It added that it appears Ghanaians continuously disregard preventive measures despite increases in the number of infections in the country.

The GMA also advised government to “ensure prompt and continuous distribution of PPEs to all health workers at their various institutions (or place of work) at all times. This will guarantee the safety of all health workers as they continue to render care to patients.”

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana recorded 251 new positive cases, which brought the number of total confirmed cases to 4,263 with 378 recoveries and 22 deaths.

Another report also shows that Former President John Dramani Mahama has expressed worry over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases Ghana continues to record.

According to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer, the NPP government is failing Ghanaians in the fight to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

In a social media post, Mahama said, “fear gripped many homes last night when the latest confirmed cases were released”.

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