The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the government to restrict the number of people at the ongoing funeral of the late JJ Rawlings in order to control the spread of Coronavirus.

According to the GMA, Ghanaians should be encouraged to follow the funeral on Television instead of converging at the grounds.

“Government should restrict the number of people attending the state funeral for the late H.E Flt Lt. Jerry John Rawlings and rather encourage people to follow proceedings on Television and other social media platforms,” the GMA said in a statement Monday.

The GMA also appealed to Ghanaians to get tested if they begin to detect flu-like symptoms.

It comes as COVID-19 infections rise in the country.

Six more people have died in Ghana with the death toll now 367, according to the Ghana Health Service.

Active cases have also jumped to 3,286 with 679 cases recorded.

Ghana has so far recorded a total of 60,794 cases with 57,141 recoveries and discharges.

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