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‘Coronavirus functioning ahead of us institute localised lockdowns’ – Virologist to Akufo-Addo


A virologist at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Exploration (KCCR) has questioned governing administration to institute localised lockdowns in Covid-19 hotspots across the state.

Dr. Michael Owusu said “the virus is functioning in advance of us” and the only way to stop the health method from currently being wholly overwhelmed is to impose restrictions.

Speaking to Roland Walker on the AM Demonstrate Thursday, he reported the country’s point out in relation to the pandemic is not as being mirrored from govt.

lockdown – KCCR virologist Covid-19

Ghana’s noted circumstance rely stands at 12, 590 as of Thursday morning the fourth-optimum on the continent.

Some 4,410 persons have recovered and 66 some others have shed the fight towards the virus.

The figures have turn into a result in for problem as many dread factors may perhaps spiral out of management.

lockdown – KCCR virologist Covid-19
Resource: Ghana Wellness Provider

Commenting on the enhancement, Dr Owusu claimed if drastic and significant techniques are not taken straight away to stop the fast an infection amount, a catastrophe will before long hit the state and matters will get out of hand.

The virologist explained governing administration has to limit the motion of individuals to stem the infection level.

He thinks that is the only confident way of lessening the rate of infections as there are individuals who have tested positive but are even now going about their daily routines.

“I know men and women who are good but continue to going to do the job,” Dr. Owusu mentioned including that if a lockdown is imposed they would have no possibility than to keep home.

He explained if this is not performed and additional people, including wellbeing staff get contaminated and die, it could lead to the place being swamped by the virus considering that morale in health and fitness employees could be afflicted.

Ghana stands a chance of getting rid of everything

Also talking on the AM Clearly show, Ernest Yorke, the President of the Increased Accra chapter of the Ghana Healthcare Affiliation explained federal government is painting a picture of everything staying rosy when it is not.

“Ghana stands a probability of getting rid of anything if the course is not transformed in Covid-19 administration in this state,” he said.

Dr. Yorke also supported the get in touch with of a localised lockdown.

He claimed govt would, nonetheless, want to weigh the social and political impression of these types of a measure before going for it.

But Dr Yorke is positive if a decisive shift is not taken soon, the state will drop all gains manufactured so much.

Meanwhile, governing administration has fought of promises that the figures are becoming massaged to develop a very good image.

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