- John Dramani Mahama has called on the government to undertake mass testing
-This he said should be done before easing restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19
- According to Mahama, this would help curtail the spread of the COVID-19
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Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, has called on government to undertake mass testing before easing restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19.
According to him, all students, teachers and auxiliary staff who might be returning to school or church congregations, should undergo mandatory testing to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
He made this known while addressing Ghanaians in a Facebook live session on COVID-19 and the matters arising.
“…in the face of the imminent easing of restrictions, government should consider conducting mass testing, at least...
All students, teachers, and ancillary staff returning to school or church attendants, following the easing of restrictions, should undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test as a safety precaution,” he explained in an article.
President Akufo-Addo, in his second address to the nation on Sunday, March 15, 2020, announced a ban on any form of public gathering when the country had just six recorded COVID-19 cases.
This included conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, and even religious activities were affected.
In other news, Ghana has now recorded 7,616 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus according to the latest data from the Ghana Health Service on Friday, May 29, 2020.
The GHS indicated that 313 new cases have been confirmed with nine more people declared recovered bringing the number of patients who have recovered to 2,421 and 34 deaths.
The update also revealed that the Bono East region has become the 15th out of Ghana’s 16 regions to record a COVID-19 case.
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