Funerals are super-spreader for Covid-19-GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says public funerals are super spreader for the Covid-19 deadly virus hence would soon outline modalities to help organize funerals d in the country.

Addressing the media after a two-day crisis meeting in the Ashanti Region, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said the deadly Delta variant has also been detected in Kumasi and the Greater Accra Region.

“We have identified the Delta variant in the Ashanti Region and the Greater Accra Region. Once you identify it, the numbers rarely matter. The dominant strain is Alpha when it comes to the variant of concern. We are not in any way recommending a lockdown, we are seeking to ensure the protocols are adhered to, including how funerals are organised.”

“We are in discussion to come out with proposals that limit the spread and make it safer for these events [funerals] to be organised. I think that funerals are such deep cultural events that we cannot do away with.”

Per the latest update by the GHS, Ghana is currently recording over 300 cases on daily basis.

Meanwhile, 304 new cases of COVID-19 cases have been recorded as of July 17.


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