COVID 19: 75 per cent of the spike is in the Greater Accra Region – Oppong Nkrumah reveals

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed that according to statistics about 75% of cases of coronavirus (covid) cases in this country comes from the Greater Accra Region.

Ghana’s case count has risen astronomically these past few weeks causing some sort of alarm in the country. Over some few months, Ghana’s cases seemed to have enjoyed a decline, however, in recent times, the situation has changed.

Within a period of three weeks, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Ghana has increased by more than 700 cases with huge numbers being recorded in Greater Accra.

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Speaking to Citi News, in an interview monitored by Obcommunication.com, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah intimated that the government is committed to fighting the virus, hence education would be increased to heighten the awareness.

He also added that this is to also encourage citizens to adhere to the safety protocols in order to prevent themselves from danger. Also, he called on managers of workspaces where the environment are enclosed to step up measures on the compliance of COVID protocols.

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“The COVID spike in numbers is a bit worrying. The data suggests that a lot of them is coming from enclosed environments and that is why we have renewed calls for managers of these places to step up compliance to COVID protocols while we step up general public education so that we do not go higher in terms of our numbers”.

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He further added that over 75% of case spikes results from the Greater Accra Region hence it is very essential that steps are taken to increase compliance in the region since it has become the main hub for the spread for this virus.

“Again the data shows that over 75 per cent of the spike is in the Greater Accra Region and therefore it is important to ensure that compliance is even deeper in this particular area. When it comes to COVID, all cards are on the table but it is a dynamic exercise. The data is what directs us on what to do. ”

BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI

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