Don’t lift ban on social gathering – GMA counsels Akufo-Addo

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has sent a note to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, advising him against lifting restrictions placed on social gathering in the country.

This follows the spike in the number of recorded cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The concerns of the GMA comes amids reports that the President is being persuaded by Christian leaders to reopen churches.

However, the GMA in a statement, Saturday, cautioned against the dire consequences of such decision insisting the infection rate of COVID-19 could worsen if the President goes ahead to relax the restrictions.

“His Excellency the President of the Republic should not lift the ban on social gatherings for religious activities, schools, marriage ceremonies, funerals etc.

“Government must ensure the prompt and continuous distribution of PPE’s to all health workers at their various institutions (or places of work) at all times. This will guarantee the safety of all health workers as they continue to render care to patients,” GMA added.

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