The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association has stated that COVID-19 is still in the system hence everyone need to be on the alert and adher to the preventive etiquettes.
Speaking with Nana Jantuah on Oyerepa Morning Show on Tuesday, 18th August, 202O, the General Secretary of GMA, Dr. Justice Yankson said that COVID-19 is not normal because day-in, day-out people keep testing positive. He stated, “This is even the time for us to be more cautious… in no time we will be experiencing the second wave of the Pandemic.
“We should be relentless in out fight, albeit our case count being low, ” Dr. Yankson advised. He added that Ghana should ignore the situation now.
He again counselled that we shouldn’t relent because in Wuhan, which is the epicentre, their measures they used in tackling COVID-19 is different from Ghana’s own, “The way and manner they see the cases actually influences their strategy, but not withstanding, contact tracing is still ongoing.”
Dr. Yankson called for people to be cautious by adhering to the precautionary measures and protocols, preventive etiquttes put in place to address the COVID-19 related issues.
“We the Medical Association don’t have enforcement powers… We can advocate and expect the state, through its institutions, to enforce the protocols, ” the General Secretary of GMA opined.
He added that everyone owes him/ herself a responsibility to take good care of his/ her life. “Individuals must think of how to protect him/ herself. It is worrying that one would think he/ she needs to go for political rallies… I will advise anybody interested in his/ her life that going to crowded areas risk his/ her life… Why risk your life today, while the election is not yet Up?, ” Dr. Yankson quizzed.
He advise political parties to find unique ways of campaigning devoid of the citizenry risking their lives.
Dr. Justice Yankson stated that Ghana has not found any vaccine to the Corona Virus, though Russia is on such mission to come up with a vaccine.
The General Secretary of GMA pleaded, “Everyone should eat well… we are gradually getting ahead of the virus, but this will depend on our collective efforts.”
SOURCE: AGYEI BARIMAH YAW