COVID-19: By November there will be no vaccine; life must go on - Nsiah Asare on compilation of voters' register

COVID-19: By November there will be no vaccine; life must go on - Nsiah Asare on compilation of voters' register

- Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare has opined that by November, there would be no cure for COVID-19

- According to him, getting a vaccine takes a long time so there is a need for life to go on

- He added that the EC can also go ahead and compile a new voters’ register while observing COVID-19 control measures

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Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has opined that by November, there would be no cure for COVID-19.

According to him, getting a vaccine takes a long time so there is a need for life to go on.

He also called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to go ahead and compile a new voters’ register but to be sure to observe COVID-19 control measures.

Speaking on UTV’s 'Critical Issues' on May 16, 2020, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare said since people have been queuing at the banks and engaging in other activities, we can do same to compile the register.

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“By November there will be no vaccine, vaccine takes a long time. Life should go on . . . corona will come, corona will go; there are some countries who have had their elections. If you have the will to do a credible transparent election, you can do it,” he said.

According to him, people go about doing their business so it was no problem for the voters' register to be compiled.

“People have been going to the bank to withdraw money; it’s the same method. You control the crowd, and in Ghana, if you want to control the crowd it’s very simple,” he argued

To him, if people are having concerns with getting infected with the virus while registering for a new voters’ register; ‘then we should not even vote’.

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Meanwhile, Metro TV's Good Evening Ghana host, Paul Adom Otchere has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to put measures in place to double the number of polling stations across the country so as to ensure the social distancing directive, as the country prepares for its general elections in December.

He stated that we can’t have all the normal queues we are used to seeing in past elections for the 2020 one because of COVID-19.

According to him, all the 30,000 polling stations across the country should be doubled and the queues should be social distance compliant.

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