A video spotted on twitter by African Post Online shows mass gathering and jama at the beach by the Cape Coast castle amid coronavirus pandemic. Cape Coast defies social distancing amid coronavirus pandemic on Sunday putting many people in a state of shock.
People are supposed to practice social distancing and stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic as a measure to prevent the spread. The mass gathering and Jama in Cape Coast defy the Government’s directive and measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana.
The government has taken measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Some measures include suspending schools and churches, limiting social gatherings with large crowds including funerals and weddings. The government also calls on citizens to wash hands regularly and sanitize as well as practice social distancing.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) in a statement appeal to the government to lockdown the country with immediate effect to prevent the escalation of the coronavirus. This they believe is the best effective way since Ghana may not be in the capacity to handle an escalation with the few health workers and weak health systems.
According to www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/, Ghana has recorded 4 coronavirus deaths and 93 confirmed cases. The government is yet to announce the fourth coronavirus death to the nation.
However, the third coronavirus death occurred at 37 Military Hospital in Accra and was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on 25th March 2020.