The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Justice Yankson believes political activities partly contributed to the recent spike in Ghana’s COVID-19 cases.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye had earlier dispelled the suggestion that the rise in cases was partly as a result of political rallies.
He had said that although a majority of party supporters at political rallies did not adhere to COVID-19 preventive protocols, the risk of infection was low because those events were held outdoors.
Mr. Yankson, however, dismissed this claim, saying the failure by members of the various political parties to adhere to safety protocols led to some political actors contracting the virus, which consequently resulted in a rise in the country’s case count.
“We know political actors who had COVID-19 so when we are discussing this, we should not make it seem like it was just these last two days that we had over 58,000 cases. The truth is that the political activities contributed to the numbers, so nobody should try and dissociate our case count from the political activities,” he said on Citi TV’s Point of View.