- According to the man of God, he survived the virus for five days
- He said COVID-19 is real and healing too is real
- So far, 449 Ghanaians died from the scourge
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh suggests that the Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle has been struck by COVID-19.
The Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast has since been under treatment at the Ga East Hospital’s Infection Disease Centre in Accra.
“I have survived it for five days and therefore I encourage anybody who is afflicted not to be afraid because, yes COVID is real but healing is equally real if we will do the best,” graphic.com.gh quoted him as saying.
He was reportedly speaking in a short video recorded from hospital gardens.
“Covid is real and let us be religious in our observation of the health protocols. God helps those who help themselves. I bless you. I miss you all,” he further stated in a written message.
Meanwhile, with increasing active COVID-19 cases and a surge in deaths nationwide, residents of Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region have been ordered “not to bring corpses” home before burial.
Corpses must be moved straight from mortuaries to cemeteries for private burials with less or no more than 25 mourners, authorities in the municipality directed, StarrFM.com.gh reported.
Citing a statement issued by Ruth Woode, the Municipal Coordinating Director, the outlet further reported that funerals have been banned indefinitely in the Municipality, as authorities in the country scramble to contain the second wave of the outbreak.
COVID-19 killed nine more people in the country, bringing the country’s death toll to 449 as of the filing of this report.
A total of 791 new COVID-19 cases were also recorded, shooting up the active cases to 6,095, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) website.
Ghana has now recorded 70,046 cases with a total of 63,502 recoveries.
Currently, there are 126 and 46 persons in severe and critical conditions respectively.
A member of WHO’s committee for COVID-19, Prof Helen Rees, warned that the world will only return to normal times well into 2022.
According to the South African, who is one of the world’s leading scientists, normalcy would likely return after high coverage of the vaccines.
"I think this new normal we all talk about is with us for a very long time,” Rees told the BBC.
Ghana is set to receive the first batch of the over 17 million vaccines the country is expecting in March 2021.
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