In order to curb the growing spread of Coronavirus in the nation, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has proposed that schools in the country be shut down.
The call comes in the wake of increasing deaths in the country among COVID patients.
Following confirmation of eight more deaths, the death rate of the virus has reached 464.
In addition, 765 new infections have been reported in the country, increasing its active cases to 6,411 from the previous 6,095 since the last update on Saturday, February 6, 2021.
The latest infections are the result of experiments carried out on February 03, 2021.
Speaking to Francis Abban on Morning Starr Monday, Dr. Paa Kwasi Baidoo, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the GMA, said that if urgent action is not taken, the rate of infections would get out of control.
”With the proof now available, I would not hesitate to suggest that let’s close schools or suspend them. We can test the kids, send those who test negative home and keep those who test positive and manage them. Ghana is not going to be the only country where schools have been opened and closed because of COVID19. So what threshold we hit before we close schools should be a national discussion.
He also noted that drinking spots and bars have become super-spreaders of the virus in the region.
The drinking spots, pubs, and puns are one challenge we have. These are super-spreading operations, but they tell you that it is an open space. But we reported cases where people went out with friends to drink.
Source: Starr FM Organization