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NDC’s Covid-19 Technical Team backs GMA against lifting of restrictions on public gatherings

The opposition NDC’s Covid-19 Technical Team is backing the Ghana Medical Association’s call for the ban on public gatherings not to be lifted.

Re-echoing the points raised by the GMA, the Team said the prevalence and speed of the spread of Covid-19 in Ghana remains a clear and present danger.

“Any attempt to lift restrictions on all forms of public gatherings, in our view, is extremely premature and risky at this stage of the virus’ evolution in Ghana. In addition our borders should also remain closed at this time,” a statement copied to JoyNews said.

The Team recommends the incorporation of mass testing into a holistic strategy to have a full and accurate picture of the number of cases in country.

“As such, the Team is hopeful of good news from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in it’s review of rapid test kits produced at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to allow large scale community screening to be feasible and efficient.

“For the foreseeable future, the NDC Technical Team strongly urges Government to maintain and more rigorously enforce all certified World Health Organization(WHO) protocols geared towards reducing the spread of infections.”

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