Bono East Regional Minister Mr. Kwesi Adu Gyan

The Bono East Regional Coordinating Council has initiated steps towards introducing new measures capable of curbing the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Bono East Regional Minister Mr. Kwesi Adu Gyan, has therefore called for the total adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols as the surest way of minimizing the increasing number of cases recorded across the region.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Joy News Monday, he said, “I think as a region, we must sit up and find ways and means by which we can observe these protocols and I’m assuring you that in Bono East, we’ll take action pretty soon. We’ll make sure we introduce new measures that would ensure that there’s strict adherence to these protocols”. He added

Mr. Adu Gyan noted that the Regional Coordinating Council is, together with the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), introducing new measures that would enforce strict adherence to the prescribed protocols.

The region has recorded a total of 77 new cases within two weeks, a situation health authorities describe as worrying.

“From the data, we were made to understand that just last month (June), we had fewer cases, but as I’m speaking to you, it has increased more than 100%. So, this must be a concern to everybody not only people living in the Bono East Region but the country as a whole”. He said

“We want to get it to our people that, it’s essential and critical that we observe the COVID-19 protocols of handwashing, nose masking and social distancing because, its neglect is why we are here today”.

The region has since the outbreak of the pandemic, recorded a cumulative number of 1,533 cases with a case fatality of 1.74%, a figure above the national average of 0.6%.

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