COVID-19: The time has come for random testing of Ghanaians – Bureau of Public Safety

COVID-19: The time has come for random testing of Ghanaians – Bureau of Public Safety

- The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) has indicated the need for government to start a nationwide testing of Ghanaians for the COVID-19

- The Executive Director of the BPS, Nana Yaw Akwada, said Ghana’s situation was not good enough

- He added that the nationwide random testing would help get a good picture of the status quo

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The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) has underscored the need for government to start a nationwide testing of Ghanaians for the COVID-19 to check the country’s rate of infection.

According to the Executive Director of the BPS, Nana Yaw Akwada, Ghana’s situation was not good enough.

This call comes after Ghana’s total COVID-19 cases hit more than 5, 127 with 22 deaths and only 494 recoveries.

COVID-19: The time has come for random testing of Ghanaians – Bureau of Public Safety

Nana Yaw Akwadaa, Executive Director of Bureau of Public Safety Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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He added that the nationwide random testing would help get a good picture of the status quo and help in the drafting of measures to counter the spread.

“We believe it’s about time the national response team reveal their strategy to get ahead of the virus instead by conducting a nationwide random testing to obtain a good picture of the status quo and apply targeted measures of containment and management,” Nana Yaw Akwada said.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, May 10, 2020, extended the ban on social gatherings to the end of the month.

It is the third extension of the ban, after previous two-week extensions effective April 13 and April April 27.

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In other news, Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah, a member of the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) COVID-19 technical team, has expressed concern about the fast-rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.

She said it is not true that the rising number of cases is as a result of the rigorous testing being carried out but rather it proves that community spread of the virus is increasing across the country.

Speaking in an interview on Citi TV's Point of View, she challenged the assertion, stressing that the government has not done enough to curtail the spread of the disease hence the confirmation of many positive cases.

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