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
Western Region -3,563
Eastern Region -2,880
Volta Region -988
Bono East Region – 814
Upper East Region-713
Western North Region-712
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.”
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.