The government has agreed that they could do better in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
There have been concerns by the Chairman of the NDC’s Covid-19 Technical Team, Prosper Bani that the government is not properly managing the pandemic, some people have also accused the government of massaging Covid-19 figures.
Prosper Bani said the the government could do better in the management of the pandemic in the country.
“I will like to say we can do better in the management of this pandemic in Ghana. It can be structured better and managed better, we can transmit information to the public better and mobilise the citizens to become more conscious to some of the directives that the leadership has put in place.”
However, the Deputy Minister for Finance and MP for Obuasi West Kwaku Kwarteng in response to the concerns raised on Joy FM’s news analyses programme ‘NewsFile’ agreed with the suggestion from Prosper Bani.
“We can do better that was his response which I thought was a dignified response to the question you asked and we agreed as a government we can always do better and it is the reason we are always having internal discussions and engagement with the experts to see how we can continually improve the way we are handling this pandemic.”
He added that concerns raised by some people that government do not have a plan in managing the pandemic cannot be true.
He explained that most people handling this pandemic are human beings and can also get some of the things wrong but they should be commended for their effort in helping the country combat the virus.
Kwaku Kwarteng said the government will be more swift in responding to the cases in the country.
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have risen sharply to 4,012. 323 people have recovered and the death toll still stands at 18.
According to GHS, “Over 50% of these cases were as a result of an outbreak in an industrial facility with 1,300 workers of which 533 have been confirmed positive.”
The report from the Ghana Health, however, did not give the name of the industrial facility.
Regional distribution; Greater Accra – 3,436, Ashanti – 210, Eastern – 96, Central – 58, Western North – 56, Western – 35, Volta – 32, Upper East – 26,Oti – 24, Upper West – 20, Northern – 16, North-East Region – 2, Bono – 1, Savanna – 0, Bono East – 0, Ahafo – 0.
Below is a statement from the Ghana Health Service on the recent development
SITUATION UPDATE, COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN GHANA AS AT 7 MAY 2020
Ghana’s total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases from the 12th of March to 7th May 2020 stands at 4,012. A total of 18 deaths have been recorded for the same period
In addition, there have been a total of 323 recoveries. Ghana’s cases under care (active cases) as of 7th May 2020 thus stands at 3,671.
Between the last update on 4th May 2020 and the current update, a total of 921 additional cases have been recorded.
Over 50% of these cases were as a result of an outbreak in an industrial facility with 1,300 workers of which 533 have been confirmed positive. Over the same period, 20 more recoveries have been reported.
Bono Region has recorded a case and thus 13 out of 16 regions have reported cases.
Currently, the only regions with no confirmed cases of COVID-19 are the Savannah, Bono East and Ahafo regions.