A Health Director in the Eastern Region has advised the various Churches to use a park if necessary for the 31st Night Service instead of close doors to avoid the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Speaking on Nkawkaw based Agoo FM today 31st December 2020, the Municipal Health Director for Kwahu West Assembly Madam Celestina Asante appealed to Pastors and Church Leaders to ensure their members adhere to the COVID-19 protocols since the virus still exist.

According to her, most churches will be congested since it has become the norm for non-believers to worship at Church during every last day of the year which is dangerous so far as Coronavirus is concerned if proper arrangements are not made.

Ghana has recorded 335 deaths as the country has 54,771 Confirmed Cases with 53,594 recoveries and 842 active cases.

Below is the regional breakdown of COVID-19 as the Eastern Region is among the top 4.

Greater Accra Region – 30,347
Ashanti Region – 11,170
Western Region – 3,096
Eastern Region – 2,629
Central Region – 2,118
Bono East Region – 788
Volta Region – 763
Western North Region – 665
Bono Region – 635
Northern Region – 566
Ahafo Region – 530
Upper East Region – 384
Oti Region – 244
Upper West Region – 97
Savannah Region – 62
North East Region – 22

Celestina Asante tasked the members to go to the Watch Night Service with their nose masks.

Let’s all adhere to the COVID-19 protocols…but I will suggest that, these churches should hold the watch night service at the various parks looking at the number of people who always troop to churches to worship the Lord. This will improve the social distancing since there is enough space to host large quantity of people. She told Kofi Ansong Baffour on the Morning Show.

On his part, the Nkawkaw Divisional Police Commander ACP Kofi Adu said although the police are ready to protect life and property, the general public should be vigilant and desist from abuse of drugs and alcoholism during this period for self-controlled.

ACP Kofi Adu added that every area is categorized as a flashpoint; the police will track/monitor each corner saying “when we classify certain specific areas as flashpoints, these unknown assailants may decide to change their plans so we have our own strategy to protect the people’’.

Source: Ebenezer Kojo Nyavor/Agoo FM