Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the Covid-19 National Trust Fund has expressed worry about the increasing number of positive coronavirus cases in Ghana since its outbreak.
Accusing Ghanaians of not adhering to directives and measures put in place by President Akufo-Addo, Sophia Akuffo said disobedience will only lead to more increase instead of a decline.
“Supporting the president will help the figures to reduce especially social distancing.
“But our market women are not obeying that. Videos coming out shows that the women are not obeying any of the directives so we will appeal to them to adhere strictly to all directives.”
Speaking during a donation of ¢100,000 by the Council of State led by its Chairman, Nana Otuo Serebuor to the Covid-19 National Trust Fund, she urged people to stay home and stay safe.
“We have to listen to what the President says because he has done everything to fight the pandemic.
“Since the first case was recorded till now, he has put measures in place but it seems Ghanaians are just being stubborn. We have taken the fight for granted making the impact less felt.”
Ghana’s coronavirus cases up by 427, total now 5,127
The Director of the Ghana Health Service has disclosed that the country has recorded 427 new cases of the novel coronavirus.
This brings the country’s total to 5,127 from 4,700 recorded in the last update.
According to Dr Patrick Aboagye, 277 of the new cases were recorded between May 9 and May 11.
He revealed that 307 of the new cases recorded are from the Ashanti Region, out of which 272 are from Obuasi.
Speaking Tuesday, May 11 at a press briefing on the coronavirus situation, he stated that there have not been any new deaths.
However, 130 people are awaiting their second test results which would determine whether they are virus-free or not.