Ghana has recorded 15 more cases of the covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday.
This brings to 68 the total number of confirmed cases.
According to the GHS, the sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.
Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.
Confirmed Cases far more than Govt’s figure – Asiedu Nketiah
General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said the Akufo Addo led-government is not providing the right number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana.
Ghana as of Wednesday, March 25, 2020, morning recorded 53 cases of coronavirus with two deaths.
But the NDC Scribe in an interview with Sit-in-host Akwasi Nsiah on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5FM stated that he strongly believes that the confirmed cases of the deadly disease is far more than the 11 cases announced by the government.
“The number of confirmed cases(11) that has been announced by the government of which some Ghanaians are happy that it is not much, I don’t think it’s accurate. I think is far more than this figure. Some government officials who were with President Akufo Addo at the recent opening of Ghana’s Embassy in Norway upon their arrival in Ghana have tested positive. Our Health officials leading the fight against the coronavirus have been silent about these infected people. The Norwegian Ambassador who attended that sod-cutting event is infested with the COVID-19 and he touched some members of the Ghanaian delegation at that ceremony.”
“Furthermore, not long after their arrival in Ghana, these members of the government delegation went to Kumasi for the Independence anniversary celebration. Are we saying they didn’t touch any other Ghanaian during the event at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium? Why are our officials not telling us the truth with respect to the number of coronavirus cases.? The lady who was reported to have contracted the disease in Kumasi, the nurses who first came into contact with the patient have they been tested yet to determine that they are negative? We all would love to have very few numbers of cases but we’ll be fooling ourselves if the right number of cases is not put out for everybody to exercise the best precautionary measures.” Asiedu Nketia added.