A pharmacist and Fellow at Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) Dr. Kwame Sarpong Asiedu has cautioned Ghanaians to party with care as Christmas approaches.
He said the percentage of Ghanaians who have been vaccinated is too low hence the need to be cautious during the coming festive season. To go all out, he noted, would be taking the nation back to where it used to be formally warning that the pandemic could get worse in Ghana if given the opportunity.
“Much as tourism brings revenue to the economy…and the economy needs to recover, we also need to know that the recovery needs to be underpinned by Public Health expediency. And for me, to go all out to beaches and parties without a mask and other things would not be prudent and would not be expedient from the Public Health standpoint,” he noted.
He was speaking to Animwaa Anim Addo of Joy News Channel’s AM show.
Concerns of the likelihood of the Corona Pandemic have arisen as the world nears Christmas which is one of the biggest festivals celebrated annually.
The concerns have been even deepened with the discovery of a new and as scientists say, more dangerous covid variant; Omicron.
Ghana Health Service Report says only six million Ghanaians have been vaccinated which shows a poor acceptance of the vaccination.
To make matters worse, many have dropped their masks and refuse to socially distant themselves. There are fears that if care is not taken, the pandemic would rise again, and lives would be lost.