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COVID-19: Ghana’s active cases hit 5,515, death toll now 424

Eight more individuals have passed on increasing the death toll to 424 since the last update, reports the official GHS website

At least 772 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed taking Ghana’s active cases to 5,515, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is reporting.

Total number of confirmed cases since March 2020 now stands at 67, 782.

Eight more individuals have passed on increasing the death toll to 424 since the last update, reports the official GHS website. Health officials have recorded 61, 843 recoveries.

Regional active cases

Greater Accra Region- 39,742

Ashanti Region-12,444

Western Region -3,563

Eastern Region -2,880

Central Region-2,321

Volta Region -988

Bono East Region – 814

Northern Region-716

Upper East Region-713

Western North Region-712

Bono Region-667

Ahafo Region-548

Oti Region-246

Upper West Region

Savannah Region 63

North East Region-25

Ban on weddings problematic

The Christian Council has expressed reservations about government’s directive to ban weddings in an attempt to control the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases across the country.

It follows government’s decision to ban funerals, weddings, concerts and parties until further notice in a bid to control the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases.

Speaking to Nana Yaa Mensah on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday (2 February), general secretary of the Christian Council Rev Dr Cyril Fayose noted their members will still comply with the presidential fiat.

“My initial personal reaction is that I think it is in place with the surge and new variants of the COVID-19 that we increase restrictions, and we must all work with government to ensure that,” he said.

He added: “When we did the lockdown the last time, we were given some prior notice so we could prepare for it. This one, even though it is not a full lockdown, to say that weddings should not be celebrated all of a sudden is a bit problematic.”

Easy target

Rev Dr Fayose stated it seems the church has become an easy target for imposing restrictions in attempt to enforce coronavirus protocols.

“I think the restrictions were on public gathering generally, but in most cases, it looks like the church is an easy target for enforcing these restrictions. But I don’t think the church is one of the sources of the spike in infection,” he pointed out.

Dr Fayose stressed that most churches have religiously adhered to COVID-19 protocols during their services.

“In fact, the church has been one of the most disciplined organisations as far as observation of the restrictions is concerned. So I will take an issue with someone who says it is the church,” he added.

However, the religious leader promised government they will enforce the new restrictions going forward.

Source: asaaseradio

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