COVID-19: Over 150 doctors infected with virus; 4 dead - GMA

COVID-19: Over 150 doctors infected with virus; 4 dead - GMA

- Coronavirus has killed four doctors in Ghana

- Over 150 doctors have also been infected by the virus

- The GMA has, for the second time, called on the EC to pause the voter registration exercise until further notice

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The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has revealed that over 150 of its members have contracted the COVID-19 disease in the line of duty.

The GMA also said four of its members have died from the virus.

In a statement to mourn their departed colleagues, the association said the loss was a big blow to the fraternity.

COVID-19: Over 150 doctors infected with virus; 4 dead - GMA

Executives of the GMA meet with President Akufo-Addo. Source: Facebook/Nana Akufo-Addo.
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These fallen heroes have contributed immensely to the medical profession and their untimely demise constitutes a big loss to the fraternity. May their souls rest in perfect peace,” the GMA noted.

Meanwhile, some 221 health professionals have also written to the Electoral Commission praying for the electoral body to put on hold the voter registration exercise to prevent an escalation of COVID-19 cases in Ghana.

According to the health practitioners, the EC should stop the ongoing exercise until they put in place very sure and safe ways of conducting the registration before things deteriorate.

They opined that the suspension of the registration will also prevent any needless COVID-19 deaths across the country.

Pause the mass registration, figure out safer ways of carrying it out, and prevent Ghana from suffering potentially thousands of deaths, or continue with the exercise in this form and be remembered by posterity as a leader who supervised an exercise that allowed for the loss of multiple lives,” the group said in its letter to the commission.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo will begin a 14-day self-isolation from 4 July after someone in his close circles tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement signed by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the president tested negative after taking the COVID-19 test.

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