wrapper

Trending News

Mahama’s ‘dumsor’ is different from Akufo-Addo’s – Kweku Awotwi
Immediate past Chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Kweku Andoh Awotwi says the cause of frequent power outages, aka ‘dumsor’, that has plagued the country especially during the Mahama administration is different from the current one. He
IMF welcomes audit of Covid-19 spending
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed government’s quest to audit emergency funds spent to battle the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. This follows a routine assessment of the country’s economic health under the Washington-based
Embrace digitization to speed up post-covid recovery – VP Bawumia to Business
The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has challenged Chief Executives of Government agencies and business leaders to embrace the tide of digitization and infuse their operations with innovative digital technology to drive business evolution and
Inflation back to single digit
Consumer inflation dropped by 1.8 percentage points to 8.5 percent in April, driven by a large drop in food inflation, which fell by 4.3 percentage points to 6.5 percent in the month, according to data from the Ghana Statistical Service.
NPP officially reinstates Kwabena Agyepong after 6years of suspension
The governing New Patriotic Party, NPP has reinstated its former General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong after six years of suspension from the party. The decision was arrived at after a marathon National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. The
Regional Food Security key to ECOWAS peace, development – VP Bawumia
The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has emphasized the importance of a regional food storage system for the ECOWAS subregion in order to ensure food security, peace and accelerated development for the millions of people in West Africa and
Pop Smoke was shot three times by a 15- year-old – Police Reveals
The Los Angeles Police Department has revealed that late American rapper, Pop Smoke, 20, was murdered by a 15-year-old during a home invasion robbery in February 2020. According to the New York Daily News, LAPD Det. Carlos Camacho revealed that
Partner private sector in vaccine supply drive – Minority
The Ranking Member on Health Committee in Parliament, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has urged government to consider partnering a private entity in order to have access to more Covid-19 vaccines. Government in January indicated that plans were underway
NPA reduces fuel margins from 17 pesewas to 9 pesewas per litre
The National Petroleum Authority has reduced its fuel margin to 9 pesewas per litre after a previous announcement to increase the fuel margin to 17 pesewas. The reduction of fuel prices comes on the back of several backlashes from some Ghanaians
Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage
Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple". "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to
Mexico City metro overpass collapse kills 23
A metro overpass has collapsed in Mexico City as a train was travelling over it, killing at least 23 people, including children, the mayor said. Two train carriages were seen hanging from the structure, above a busy road. At least 65 people were
Prices of goods and services to go up this week
Prices of good and services are expected to go up this week after the implementation of the government’s new taxes.The implementation took effect from Saturday, May 1, 2021. These new taxes are as a result of the imposition of an Energy Sector

Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service, Dr DaCosta Aboagye has cautioned against many Ghanaians who have lowered the adherence to the safety protocols with the belief that the new coronavirus is no longer with us.

According to him, the new coronavirus is still with the country even though the infection rate remains low due to the proper measures put in place by the government and the stakeholders in the fight against the Covid-19

Speaking to the media, Dr DaCosta Aboagye said that the efforts of the government and all the stakeholders show to ensure the safety of Ghanaians should not waste away as people still remain adamant to adhere to the safety protocols.

To him, Ghanaians should not be swollen-headed by the news that the infection rate is down in the country but rather it should be enough ground to eradicate the pandemic finally from the country by intensifying the safety protocols.

“I will continue to advise Ghanaians about Covid-19 and let them know that the virus is still living with us though the infection rate has reduced due to the proper measures in place by the government”.

“As the infection rate remains low, we have to make sure that it continues to reduce further down till we eradicate the pandemic from the country. So, people should not stop wearing their face masks, regular washing of hands and regular exercise. This is the time to intensify them in order to finally eradicate it. I will plead with Ghanaians that the Covid-19 is still with us; it is not gone yet”.

He however commended the government, the Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health, Information Ministry, the media and other stakeholders for their continues efforts in the fight against the Covid-19.

The frontline health workers at the various healthcare centres working day and night to save lives and that is why we are here today.

Dr DaCosta Aboagye hinted that the initial stringent measures of the government when two cases were reported in the country have gone a long way to curtail the spread of the pandemic in the country.

He added that the introduction of limiting importation of the virus by closing the airport and the borders in order not to bring the virus into the country helped to contain the pandemic; thus, the strategy of the government and the medical team to start tracing and testing of suspected persons from the time the country recorded its first two cases have been of great relief to the country.   

“From the 12th March we recorded our first two cases up to date, we were able to trace and test over 400,000 people and out of the 400,000 people we tested, almost about 43,000 people tested positive; about 10 percent of them tested positive”, he said.

“The 43,000 positive cases if it is not the proper measures put up the government, the pandemic would have overwhelmed the country. Out of the 43,000 positive cases, about 42,246 of them have recovered and discharged and that is why we have active cases of about 1,300”, he added.

He was of the view that the Covid-19 pandemic would have destabilized the country today if it has not has been measures of the government put in place to trace all generations contact of the positive cases.

He admonished that Ghanaians will have themselves to blame should they take things for granted in spite of the measures put in place by government to be adhered to; bemoaning that Ghanaians still don’t want to comply with the measures.
“This is because, the health workers are doing their best to save lives and government and other stakeholders like Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health including the media is creating awareness, campaign and education about the Covid-19 in communities, lorry stations and churches and people still remain adamant and take this for granted then they are playing with their lives”, he stressed.                                                            

Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)

Last modified on Friday, 28 August 2020

Leave a comment

Crime Records in Ghana

Local News Ghana

Silver Fm Presenters

About Us

SilverOnline24.com is an online news portal.

We are accurate, fair and objective.

 

 

Silver FM Programmes

Has no content to show!