The presidential advisor on health and a member of the national covid 19 response team Dr. Nsiah Asare has told city news that,he does not expect a spike in Ghana's covid 19 cases as a result of the protocols that were not observed during the funeral of sir John.
Mr Kojo Owusu Afriyie popularly called sir John was the chief executive officer of the forestry commission who sadly passed away lastly year through a Corona virus infection.
The ruling government and the organisers of the funeral of sir John have been severely criticised for their blatant disregard for all the safety protocols. Unfortunately,all these blatant disregard for the safety protocols happened at the full glare of the president, the vice president and other top government officials and dignitaries.
The number of people who thronged the township of Sakora wonoo far exceeded the 100 people as part of the president directives to limit the number of people who attend funerals in order to limit the spread of the pandemic.
Groups such as the minority in parliament,the Ghana medical association and occupy Ghana have called on the security agencies to deal with both the government and organisers of the program for disregarding the safety protocols.
But the presidential advisor has allayed all fears and has made it clear that,there is no cause for alarm since the program was done at an open place..
“Everybody was wearing mask, but after sometime they took it off when the dignitaries were coming in and when they were going to do the burial. It’s unfortunate, but we are also watching and studying the situation to see that there is no adverse effects. I pray that because it was outdoor and opened, it is most likely that the risk will be lower than if it was done in an enclosed environment.”
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