The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has said coronavirus may live with Ghanaians for a very long time looking at the member of cases Ghana has recorded.
He advised the public to strictly adhere to World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols to prevent the widespread of the disease.
“The last time I came here, I made some factual statement that coronavirus has come to live with us. It will have nowhere to go and we’ll have to learn to live with it.
“There is no medication that we can take, there is no vaccine against the virus but there are certain things we know we can do to protect ourselves,” he told journalists at a press conference in Accra.
“If you don’t need to talk don’t talk especially without the mask. We have been told that we shouldn’t laugh, we shouldn’t even sing. If we don’t observe these basic guidelines, things will continue to spread,” he said.
“Some regions are devoid of the virus because authorities have been stringent with measures by closing down overcrowded markets,”
“The impact is very severe elsewhere because people are dying in numbers. Here in our country, we are now seeing community spread but we are not dying.
“Though our death rate is very low, that doesn’t mean that we should allow ourselves to be affected by the disease. What we have to do now is to live with it and learn to manage ourselves against it,” he said.
“If you don’t need to talk don’t talk especially without the mask, they are telling us that we shouldn’t even laugh, we shouldn’t even sing
“If we don’t observe these basic guidelines, things will continue to spread,” he said.
Mr Manu said despite the increasing cases, life still needs to continue.
“The spread may not encourage the president to release restrictions and I’m pleading that the type of education we are getting should be taken into consideration and protect yourselves and ourselves.
“It may be uncomfortable but it’s our only means of survival,” he said.
During this morning’s press conference by the Ministry of Information, Dr Badu Sarkodie of the Ghana Health Service while giving an update on the country’s COVID-19 case count, revealed the total number of confirmed cases to be 5,530 while recoveries and deaths stood at 674 and 24 respectively.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020