Head of Human Resource at Prudential Bank and Dad succumbs to Covid 19

The Head of Administration and Human Resource of Prudential Bank Naa Adoley Ankrah has passed away after battling with Covid 19.

She died on Tuesday at the Nyaho Clinic together with his Dad who was also battling the viral disease.

Report suggests they may have contracted the viral disease after attending the brothers 50th birthday celebration recently.

There are fears her mum who is critically ill might have also been infected with Covid 19.

Ms. Naa Adoley was a Legal Practitioner with 20years standing at the Bar and has held various positions in the Ghanaian Banking Sector. Ms. Ankrah holds an LLB and a QCL from the Ghana School of Law.

One of her friends Esi Bani wrote on face book “Friends,
I lost a classmate today to COVID19 in Ghana. Roswitha Naa Adoley Ankrah, Head of Human Resources at Prudential Bank, Accra. She lost her father to the same yesterday. The Ankrah family totally devastated. Please let’s not take the COVID pandemic lightly, as fatigued as we may all be from taking precautions and grappling with the social restrictions required For a year now.”

“The family recently celebrated her brother’s 50th birthday. They attended. Now they’re gone. One moment. Now immense grief.”

“We were all on the same WhatsApp platform of our Wesley Girls High School year group. She was ever so active. So Sisterly. We are all stunned. Life so fragile, so fleeting. May Her Soul and her father’s Rest ever so Gently in Peace”. She added.

Case Update 

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

42 percent of Ghanaians wearing face mask correctly 

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has commended the public for wearing their nose masks in the open after its latest survey reveals an increase of 42%.

The director-general of GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, told journalists on Tuesday (2 February) in Accra that this is a remarkable improvement in their previous survey in October last year which saw only 10% of the public wearing nose masks.

The survey also reveals the number of people not wearing the mask correctly has decreased from 72 to 36%.

“So, the good news is that about 42% of our people are now wearing masks appropriately, 36% were not wearing it at all, with about 22% not wearing masks at all and 26% were not wearing it correctly,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye said.

He added: “So, if you add, we are looking at about almost 80% of people who have intention to wear, those who are not wearing properly, is still an intention to wear, so we are seeing an upsurge in the use of masks and we hope it will continue.”

Ayawaso West tops all

According to the survey, Ayawaso West District registered the highest proportion of people who were wearing the mask correctly at 57% while Ga West District registered the lowest proportion of people who were wearing the masks correctly at about 29.1%

The survey revealed that the proportion of people who were correctly wearing the face masks were slightly higher among males than females.

However, the survey said the proportion of people who were correctly wearing face masks among children were slightly higher than adults.

The top three communities that had the highest proportion of people wearing face masks correctly were University of Ghana main entrance (Okponglo), University of Ghana main entrance and GCB Towers all in the Greater Accra Region.

Meanwhile, Nima Market, Glife Lorry Park and Osu Market entrance have been identified as the top three areas where people are not complying with the wearing of masks in the Greater Accra Region.

Fred Dzakpata

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