- There is an influx of holiday revelers at the Sakumono Beach
- This falls in contravention of President Akufo-Addo’s order of closed beaches
- Ghana’s covid-19 cases are rising as government prepares for mass vaccination
Holiday revelers have massed up in their numbers at the Sakumono beach in Accra for what obviously looks like a fun time out.
This falls in sharp contravention to the public order by President Akufo Addo that all beaches and pubs remain closed as Ghana battles the spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Pictures from Adom FM shows the revelers in their numbers having a fun time swimming and dancing to music.
Even though Ghana has outlined strategic interventions to check the spread of the Coronavirus, enforcement has been very weak across the country. The Ghana Medical Association has condemned what it described as “the indiscipline by Ghanaians to adhere to safety protocols against Covid”.
Many Ghanaians go about their business without a face covering. The sale and purchase of hand sanitizers have also dropped as though the virus has been completely defeated in the Sub Region.
Cases keep getting recorded, especially in Accra. A recent graphical presentation of the spread of the virus shows a spike in the first and second weeks of December.
Presently, Ghana’s new reported case stands at 62 as at the 14th of December. Infectious disease experts at the Ministry of Health fear the cases could spike by January 1.
Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have been on the rise since October, with daily case counts spiking in the tens. Disease experts from the University of Ghana project that over 1 million Ghanaians have the virus - despite recent cases being over 45,000.
Meanwhile, President Akufo Addo has assured of Ghana’s preparedness to roll out a mass vaccination program against Covid-19. Speaking at his recent Covid-19 address, the president revealed that procurement processes are far advanced to secure millions of vaccine doses in 2021.
This assurance comes as Nigeria, Ghana’s next door neighbor, has recorded a new case of the Covid-19 variant which global scientists fear is more contagious than the Covid-19 we know.