Professor Ransford Van Gyampo, a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana is advocating for a rethink about the current strategies being deployed to contain the spread of Covid 19 in the country.
Speaking in an interview with Benjamin Offei -Addo on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday, February 5, the Senior Lecturer at the University of said the country has lost the battle against covid 19.
“If those who are expected to know better are refusing to comply with some of these basics, then I think the battle against covid 19 has been fought and we have lost it”, he said.
Gyampo added “Unless there is another set of strategy aimed at fighting it, we have lost it now, let us go and rethink other strategies that we can implement whiles waiting for vaccine, let us rethink”
Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Budu, head of Law Centres, GIMPA Faculty of Law who also spoke on the same programme believe the deployment of military to enforce the protocols during the onset of the viral disease was helpful.
“The only thing that we seem to be genuinely afraid of is the military, and it is clear, am not advocating for anything untoward or anything of that sort. You remember when the military were on the street with the police, you saw what happened, you are not supposed to be on the street, they will find work for you to do, it sad but we shouldn’t get to that point”
He wants the public to strictly adhere to the covid protocols to help reduce the recent upsurge in covid cases.
Currently , Ghana is recording an average of about seven hundred cases daily raising fear about the need to contain the viral disease.
This takes Ghana’s total confirmed cases to 70,046.
Nine more individuals have passed on increasing the death toll to 449 since the last update, reports the official GHS website. Health officials have recorded 63,502 recoveries.
Regional active cases
Greater Accra Region – 41,245
Ashanti Region – 12,619
Western Region – 3,796
Eastern Region – 2,968
Central Region – 2,401
Volta Region – 1,014
Bono East Region – 845
Upper East Region – 755
Northern Region – 753
Western North Region – 712
Bono Region – 680
Ahafo Region – 553
Oti Region – 250
Upper West Region – 220
Savannah Region – 66
North East Region – 32