Covid-19: GHS outlines measures to combat the surge in cases

Following the surge in cases of the deadly coronavirus, the Ghana Health Service has outlined some measures to prevent further spread.

The measures were adopted at the High-Level strategic meeting on Covid-19.

The GHS said the 3rd wave in Ghana is real and evidence from other countries that have experienced the 3rd wave indicates that the cases are usually twice or three times the first wave.

As part of the measures put in place to reduce the surge in cases, the GHS has planned to put in place contextual risk communication messages for locations such as schools, workplaces and also establish and enforce adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols where appropriate.

Aside from that, the GHS has decided to scale up testing capacity for Covid-19, introduce antigen testing as part of rapid response in locations where there are outbreaks, such as schools, workplaces, and at POEs.

Further, the GHS plans to strengthen contact tracing, quarantine, and isolation.

It said Ghana is increasing its capacity to handle different brands of vaccines including, those that require ultracold facilities.

The statement admonished the public to adhere to the safety protocols that have been provided to help reduce the spread.

Read the full statement below

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