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Revise your COVID-19 strategy – Virologist to Gov’t

A virologist at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), Dr Micheal Owusu has called on government to take a second look at its strategy in the Covid-19 fight.

He believes because majority of the cases that have been recorded are asymptomatic, a greater number of the population maybe getting infected.

President Akufo-Addo in an address to the nation on Sunday May 31 eased a few of the restrictions imposed earlier in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Despite easing the restrictions, government imposed a mandatory wearing of face masks for all citizens which has now been ignored by majority who walk around without it.

Reacting to this development, Dr Micheal Owusu said there is a need to review the country’s strategy.

“There has to be a review of strategy, this is the fourth level classified by the Africa CDC of WHO where the asymptomatic case has built a base and now that they have begun to build a base they will begin to… in the vulnerable population. This should tell us that we need to reorganise our system and channel more resources to health facilities to ensure that adequate testing is done and the people get their results in real-time and people at least are being taken care of.”

Ghana’s case count for the novel coronavirus now stands at 10, 358 with 3, 824 recoveries and 48 deaths.

Regional Breakdown of confirmed cases

Greater Accra Region – 6,521
Ashanti Region – 1,799
Western Region – 778
Central Region – 539
Eastern Region – 198
Volta Region – 162
Western North Region – 74 Oti Region – 47
Upper East Region – 42 Northern Region – 37
Upper West Region – 22
Bono East Region – 13
North East Region – 2
Savannah Region – 1
Bono Region – 1
Ahafo Region – 1

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