CONTACT TRACING: THE UK IS ABOUT TO GO AKUFO-ADDO’S GHANA’S WAY
When the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic knocked at our doors and unceremoniously made an entry into our shores, it presented us with no choice than to develop measures potent enough to fight it.
Though several measures were rolled out to help deal with the virus, key amongst them was the contact tracing module that was propounded and same rolled out.
As I write, about 205,000 Ghanaians have been tested with a little over 7000 discovered to have contracted the virus, over 2000 having recovered from same and a little over 30 deaths.
The contact tracing phenomenon has been responsible for the 205,000 Ghanaians having undergone mandatory testing. This is a milestone worth commending. It is one of the best on the African continent if not the best.
The world reveres Ghana in this fight. The aggression with which we have taken the fight to COVID-19 has become the talk of the world.
Currently on the BBC, discussions centre on the UK going to pursue contact tracing following the successes chalked by Ghana. The United Kingdom is about to imitate Ghana’s exemplary method of contact tracing.
To the naysayers, the Akufo-Addo administration has not done enough in this fight against COVID-19, but well-meaning Ghanaians, including the outside world, know and believe that Akufo-Addo’s leadership in this regime has made Ghana a star not only on the continent but in the rest of the world.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.