Despite the low fatality rate in positive cases of the Coronavirus pandemic, some Ghanaians believe we are not close to moments of being complacent as there is more work to be done.
A student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism and a woman activist, Samira Mohammed IBN Moro shared her views by saying, “Complacency is the mother of all failures and retrogression. Our low fatality rate should be more of an inspiration to Government, frontline workers and the Citizenry at large.”
She also added that, we should be challenged to be more cautious so as to prevent an escalation of deaths from COVID-19.
According to Bright Nimo Brobbey, Ghana’s low fatality rate as compared to other countries across the world in the fight against Covid-19 is quite encouraging but this should not be the time our leaders rest on their laurels.
“I think Ghana should intensify its fight against the virus. The W.H.O makes it clear that countries who became complacent in the fight against COVID-19 are now having to deal with more severe cases. Being complacent will only lead to more and adverse cases of the virus which we stand to fight.”
Smart Takyi Nixon also spoke against Ghana being complacent. According to him, we are still recording more numbers in the Accra Metropolis and that tells on the nature of our porous community structures and town planning. He said the way our markets are built are fertile grounds for infection spread. Compound houses with shared sanitary facilities even make it worse. Non-adherence to safety protocols especially on the wearing of face masks and social distancing, make our situation even worse.
“We see people seated together, we see people not taking into consideration some of the necessary things that will actually shield us from this pandemic. Is this what we want to be complacent about as a country?” He asked.
Nixon continued: “I think it’s a little premature to state categorically that Ghana is doing poorly or Ghana is doing well based on the statistics available to us. So we may as well study the situation for some time. I also think that we still need to give the country about a month more to really have a grasp on what is happening.”
“Even though we might think there is some education going on, people are not really adhering to the protocols. We still have to keep our eyes open to see where exactly the issue is coming from.”
Sylvester Kwofie Essuah shares his opinion saying, “I don’t think we should be complacent because we have seen other countries record high death rates and the number keeps increasing. We are just fortunate in this aspect where our fatality rate is low.”
According to him, instead of being complacent, we should double efforts work to combat the virus.
Source: Akaboh Courage