Coronavirus: Ghana’s low death rate as a result of adherence to directives – Nsiah-Asare

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Special Advisor to President Akufo-Addo on health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has said that Ghana’s low death rate in relation to the novel coronavirus is the fact that health workers and the government are working according to the directives put in place to contain the spread of the virus.

According to him, unlike other countries where they did not take the COVID-19 outbreak seriously and disregarded all stay-at-home instructions in order to contain the disease, Ghanaians have so far taken the disease seriously even though some remain recalcitrant and move around town, posing danger to others.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show, Dr. Nsiah-Asare reiterated that the virus has no legs to move except human beings carry them.

“The secret is that we are doing our things according to the directives we have put in place. In other countries, they didn’t take the disease seriously. . . those citizens refused to obliged as some of our people are doing,” he said.

He feared that Ghana may experience what the European countries are going through if citizens refuse to comply with the directives given by President Akufo-Addo by observing the social distancing, regularly washing hands and the usage of hand sanitizers, as well as staying at home as directed.

Dr. Nsiah-Asare again advised Ghanaians to desist from certain lifestyles like chain-smoking and other activities which will end up weakening their immune system.

He said the virus is so dangerous to the extent that failure to adhere to the directives of the Ghana Health Service will spell doom for the majority of Ghanaians.

287 Cases, 5 Deaths

According to the Ghana Health Service, “as at 6th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 287 cases of COVID-19 with five (5) deaths have been recorded. The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (256) followed by the Ashanti Region (18), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).

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