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Okoe-Boye reacts to AFP report on Covid-19 testing in Africa

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Bernard Okoe-Boye, the Deputy Wellness Minister has rebuffed promises that an AFP report has undermined government’s claim that Ghana is leading Covid-19 tests in Africa.

Dr. Okoe-Boye, responding to the AFP report, presented his individual information that confirmed Ghana is amid the prime a few African nations around the world screening much more individuals for the new coronavirus.

He stated told Emefa Apawu on JoyNews’ ‘Beyond the Lockdown’ on Sunday that the strides becoming manufactured in Ghana’s testing potential for the pandemic ought to be the principal concentration.

“Our argument should not be no matter if we are one of the three, the very first of the 3 or the next of the a few,” explained Dr. Okoe-Boye.

He claimed the concentrate must instead be positioned on the truth that out of “54 African international locations, we are element of people demonstrating the way. This really should make us very pleased as Ghanaians,” he mentioned.

His reviews follow the French Information Agency’s fact test of President Akufo-Addo’s assert that Ghana “has administered extra tests for each million people than any other region in Africa.”

The AFP mentioned the assert is phony. In accordance to AFP, it has located from out there data that Ghana is guiding South Africa and at the very least two other African nations around the world.

The report led to authorities critics calling out the president for deceptive the state but Dr. Okoe-Boye suggests the point that Ghana is creating strides among 54 nations around the world must not be dropped.



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