- Sara Sidner broke down live on-air while sharing a story on what she had come across in the 10 hospitals she visited while covering on COVID-19
- The reporter told about the heartache families had to live with after losing a loved one to the virus
- Sara had just interviewed a woman who held a funeral in a parking lot after she lost her mother and stepfather
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It has been a very difficult time for everyone across the world with doctors being one of the most affected professionals, having to witness first hand the damage that COVID-19 has caused.
The Global Pandemic has also dealt a huge blow to journalists world over who have been at the forefront of reporting stories on Covid including its impact on societies.
Sara could not hold back her tears as she spoke about the heartache families had to live with after losing a loved one to COVID-19.
"I apologise. This is the 10th hospital I have been in and to see the way that these families have to live after this and the heartache that goes so far and so wide, it's really hard to take," Sara said as she wept emotionally.
A few journalists in Kenya have not only reported about the virus but also witnessed first hand the effects of having to live with it.
Jeff even hosted a news broadcast while at home alone as he isolated due to the virus but luckily, all of them recovered and went on with their lives.
Situation in Ghana
A former law maker and leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ras Mubarak, has urged President Akufo Addo not to order a second lockdown as part of measures to control the spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
In a public letter to the President, this is what Ras Mubarak stated:
“Majority of our countrymen and women cannot afford to live under a lockdown again. It will increase crime and destroy our society than the virus would”.
New figures emerging from the official Covid19 surveillance website of the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service indicates that five more Ghanaians have died of the deadly virus bring the total of deaths to 346.
These number were recorded on January 14. Also, daily infection rate increased to 297, totaling a national tally of 1,776 cases
Re-opening of schools amid covid-19 spreading
The law maker for the Ningo Prampram Constituency, Sam George, says his children will not be going back to school any time soon.
Taking to his Facebook profile, the maverick legislator stated it was better for his children to miss grades than be in a grave.
“After deep reflection and consultation with Senior Medical professionals, my wife and I have decided that our children would NOT be going to school on Monday or anytime soon. As said earlier, better a missed grade than a grave,” he stated.
The state of the Accra City Campus
Photos from the Accra City Campus of the University of Ghana show students massed up to register for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The troubling thing about these pictures is how these students have been left to crowd up and not social distance at a time Ghana’s covid-19 cases are surging.
Even though most of these students are in face masks, authorities seem to have left caution to the wind in ensuring these students are in a will structured protocol amid the Coronavirus.
These photos were extracted from the Facebook profile of Agyei Aryee Bernard who described the scenes as; “Total confusion”.
Government is under immense pressure to effect a second lockdown. Ghana’s Coronavirus positivity rate keeps increasing. The Ghana Medical Association has warned of hospitals and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) being overwhelmed by Covid-19 cases.
As at January 11, the number of confirmed active cases – as reported from the website of the Ministry of Health – stands at 1,404.
Figures from the Ministry of Health shows a spike in daily numbers since December – this has been linked to indiscipline, flouting of covid-19 protocols and the elections.
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