The Ghana Medical Association says Ghanaians have let their guards down in the fight againstÂ COVID-19.
According to the association, the fear factor needed to curb the spread of the deadly virus appears to have diminished with the political season setting in.
â€œI am not happy with compliance and the medical association is also not happy with compliance,â€ deputy General Secretary of the Association Dr Titus Beyuo told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Monday.
He added: â€œGenerally, I think people have let their guard down. When the fear factor is gone and the attention has been shifted to politics, itâ€™s easy for people to return to the status quo and for them to think the disease is goneâ€.
It comes after PresidentÂ Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoÂ delivered his 18th address since the outbreak ofÂ COVID-19Â in the country.
The President among other things hailed his governmentâ€™s approach in handling the virus.
Nana Akufo-Addo stated that the rate of death continues to remain very low at 0.5%.
â€œIn fact, our favourable situation at the moment is thanks to the effectiveness of Government policies, the co-operation of you, the Ghanaian people, and, ultimately, to the grace of God. In spite of our successes, I would like to reiterate that this virus remains something of a mystery, and we should always rather err on the side of caution, and continue to observe the protocols that have brought us to where we areâ€, he added.
Tertiary schools to reopen
President Akufo-Addo in his address announced that tertiary education institutions will resume operations in January next year following the outbreak ofÂ COVID-19Â in Ghana.
The tertiary institutions and other educational facilities were shut by government as part of the efforts to control the spread ofÂ COVID-19. Some secondary schools have however been opened.
Addressing the nation Sunday, October 18, the President said: â€œSHS 2 and JHS 2 students are back in school, as are some students in tertiary institutions and colleges. Indeed, the academic year for new and continuing University students will commence from January 2021.â€
The President also revealed some 92 persons have tested positive at the Kotoka airport since Ghana reopened its airways.
â€œFollowing the provision of testing facilities, which ensure the speed and accuracy ofÂ COVID-19Â testing, Kotoka International Airport was reopened on 1st September 2020. It has been six weeks since the reopening, and a total of 30,564 passengers have been tested, from which 92 have tested positive.
â€œAll 92 are asymptomatic cases, whose status, but for the test, would not have been detected, and would have spread the disease amongst the rest of the population.â€
Source:Â Starr FM