Ghanaians react as health officials warn EC over voter registration

Ghanaians react as health officials warn EC over voter registration

- At various registration centres, one thing that has usually been a problem and is still a problem is the non-adherence to the social distancing directive

- Health officials petitioned the EC to halt the registration to curtail the spread

- Ghanaians have shared their thoughts, suggestions, and criticisms on the issue at hand

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The voters' registration exercise took off with a lot of opposition and challenges from many stakeholders.

Their reason for not accepting the voters' registration exercise is due to fears of the coronavirus that has killed 129 people in Ghana so far.

The infection of over 200 health workers, including 99 medical doctors, resulted in a petition to the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) to halt the ongoing mass voter registration exercise in order to prevent Ghana from suffering potentially thousands of deaths from coronavirus.

Ghanaians react as health officials warn EC over voter registration

Ghanaians react as health officials warn EC over voter registration exercise Source: UGC
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At various registration centres, one thing that has usually been a problem and that still is a problem is the non-adherence to the social distancing directive.

The petition to the EC chairperson, Jean Adukwei Mensa, is the second by health workers.

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Ghanaians have shared their thoughts and suggestions, as well as their criticisms on the issue at hand.

Tenda said whether the exercise is halted or not, the virus is all over the place:

Kingsley said it's about time Ghanaians boycotted the exercise:

Joseph believes the medics should rather encourage people to follow the safety protocols:

Isaac believes Ghanaians are worrying the EC for nothing:

Daniel said the registration exercise is optional and that no one has been forced:

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In other news, the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an airborne disease.

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, WHO acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of COVID-19.

According to the WHO, the virus stays in the air for up to eight hours after being released by an infected person.

READ ALSO: KNUST SHS student left to die over COVID-19 fears

"One hour for church and more hours for voter registration doesn't make sense" - Pastor laments:

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