Restrict church activities and funerals again – Ghana Medical Association advises Prez Akufo Addo

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The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has asked the Akufo Addo government to place restrictions on social activities such as parties, church service and funerals following the increasing number of the coronavirus cases.

The GMA has said in a statement on Monday, January 25, 2020, that he should reintroduce the restrictions following the surge in the cases.

“The government should as a matter of urgency restrict social activities such as parties. Church services, funerals, clubs and other social gatherings of such nature.

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“The market should be regulated and as much as possible restricted,” the GMA’s statement signed by its President Dr Frank Ankobea and General Secretary, Dr Justice Yankson said among other things.

The GMA further asked the government to also limit the number of people attending the funeral ceremony of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings due to the increasing cases of the coronavirus infection in the country.

It said persons should rather be encouraged to watch proceedings on televisions and other new platforms.

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“Government should restrict the number of people attending the state funeral of the late H.E Jerry John Rawlings and rather encourage people to follow proceedings on Television and other news media platforms.”

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who is also Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayirebi, addressing the media on Monday, January 25 said “There is a possibility of a lockdown and other restrictions. If this trend continues, then yes that is where we are heading.

As a reminder, Ghana has recorded 3,286 active cases of the coronavirus as of Monday, January 25, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

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The death toll now 367, the GHS added. So far, the country has recorded a total of 60,794 cases with 57,141 recoveries and discharges.


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