Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, says the Akufo-Addo led government has given up the fight against COVID-19.

According to him, public education on preventive measures has gone down significantly, a situation he described as worrying.

“I think government has given up the fight against COVID-19. The public awareness and education have gone down,” the former president said Tuesday on the Morning Starr with host Francis Abban.

The NDC flagbearer added people across the country are not adhering to measures that will slow the spread of the virus.

Ghana’s COVID-19 active numbers has increased over the last few days after restrictions were relaxed by the government. The current active numbers have shot to 620 from 399.

The total number of infections recorded in the country has now reached 48,200 with a total of 47,260 recoveries and discharges while 320 persons have succumbed to the virus.

Meanwhile, the Director of the Health Promotion Division of the GHS and Leader of  the Risk Communication for COVID-19 National Task Force, Dr Dacosta Aboagye said the posture of the public was causing a gradual rise in active cases, and that if care was not taken, the nation would see a major rise soon.

“This recent increase is attributed to non-compliance with the safety protocols by Ghanaians and the low perception that the infection is gone,” Dr. Aboagye told the Daily Graphic.

Dr Aboagye asked the political parties to  organise their activities in a way that will not draw back the progress made in the fight against the disease.

He said mass gatherings at political events, without recourse to the safety protocols, especially the wearing of face masks by attendees, were a recipe for new infections.

“People have thrown caution to the wind and are no longer wearing face masks; people are not washing their hands or sanitising as they should and this is dangerous for us as a country,” he said.


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