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COVID-19: " Ensure Places Of Worship Are Well Ventilated Before Used" - Dr. Kuma Aboagye (Pictures)


The Director General at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye is cautioning the leadership of the various churches and mosques across the country to ensure that their places of worship are well ventilated before the congregation are allowed to fellowship there.


According to Dr. Aboagye, a well ventilated place of worship will help reduce the spread of covid-19.


Addressing Journalists in Accra on Tuesday, Dr. Kuma Aboagye said "There are a high risk of spread of the covid-19 as we prepare for the Christmas. We have to ensure that the various places of worship should be well ventilated"


He added that the churches and mosques must also ensure promote social distancing before, during and after each service to avoid the spread.


"Ensure the people coming are maintaining good hygiene. Let use encourage the wearing of mask for the people coming to the service" he added.


Speaking on the preparation of vaccine, he explained that a team has been set up to monitor the process adding the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) will be responsible for the certification.


Highlighting on the covid-19 cases recorded at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Dr. Kuma Aboagye said "Cases as at 21st December, 2020, we have 103,720 test cases, 556 positive cases, 384 persons discharged, 172 active cases with no death recorded"


He hinted that the Ghana Health Service is doing everything possible trace 335 contacts.


He sighted the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK) and Nigeria as potential hotspots stressing that persons travelling to Ghana from such countries will be properly screened.


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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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