Close schools now – Ghana Medical Association to govt

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has proposed for schools in the country to be closed down to control the rising spread of Coronavirus in the country.

The call comes in the wake of increasing fatalities among COVID patients in the country.

The death rate of the virus has reached 464 after the affirmation of eight additional fatalities.

Furthermore, the nation has recorded 765 new infections, raising its dynamic cases to 6,411 from a past 6,095 since the keep going update on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

The new infections are from tests led as of February 03, 2021.

Addressing Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Monday, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the GMA Dr. Paa Kwasi Baidoo said the rate of infections will get out of hands if immediate measures are not adopted.

“With the evidence available now, I will not spare a moment to say that we should close or suspend schools. We can test the youngsters, send those who test negative home and keep those who test positive, and manage them. Ghana will not be the solitary country where they’ve opened schools and shut them as a result of #COVID19. So there ought to be a public conversation on what edge we hit before we close down schools”.

He likewise noted drinking spots and bars in the nation have become superspreaders of the virus.

“One difficulty we have is the drinking spots, bars, and plays on words. These are superspreader exercises however they disclose to you it’s an open space. Yet, we’ve recorded situations where individuals went out drinking with companions.”

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