Obuasi now COVID-19 hot spot – GHS

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced that the Obuasi township in the Ashanti Region is the main hotspot for the COVID-19 disease in the country.

Addressing the media at a meet the press briefing in Accra, Director of Health Promotions at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Aboagye Da-Costa said the town has become a hotspot for the disease.

” 72% of the cases in Obuasi occurred between 21st-25th April…I would like to say as I stand here today that Obuasi is our main hotspot…,” he said.

According to him, the mining town has become a hotspot for the disease because most of the residents are not adhering to the necessary safety precautions put in place by the Health Ministry.

“It is very unfortunate that many residents in Obuasi do not wear face masks…there is the need to intensify public education in Obuasi to ensure that we get the message well…,” he added.

Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide who was at the briefing also announced that the government has decided to organise mass testing for the disease in the town.

“We need to be informed and conscious that mass gathering increases rate of infection. The virus is known to live for hours…voluntary mass testing is being rolled out in Obuasi – Deputy Information Minister…,” he said.

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | KWAKU NTI

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