Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency, Alhassan Suhuyini says the government has made several mistakes in their communication concerning COVID-19.
The former broadcast journalist said one of government’s biggest mistakes was to encourage Ghanaians to live with the virus.
Suhuyini says that is improper as it will elicit a certain behaviour among people, he added that there is still no cure for the virus and that is why the government needed to preach more about caution rather than encouraging people to adapt.
“One mistake the government made was to encourage people to live with COVID-19. You don’t encourage people to live with a virus that has no cure. When you do that you elicit a certain form of behaviour, so there are several things the government has said which were out of order. All these have contributed to our numbers climbing up and that is a worry,” he said on the Joy Super Morning Show.
On June 18, flagbearer of the NDC John Mahama described the government’s handling of COVID-19 as chaotic.
According to him the astronomical increase in COVID-19 cases in Ghana is a reflection of how the Akufo-Addo administration has tackled the pandemic.
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 12,929 with recoveries pegged at 4,468.
This indicates the detection of 339 new cases and brings the positive rate for the infection in Ghana to 4.95%.
This was made known Dr Badu Sarkodie of the Ghana Health Service at the Ministry of Information press briefing on June 18, 2020.
Total death toll still remains 66 from the last update.
261, 319 tests have been conducted so far with a positivity rate of 4.95.