The Founder and Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr. Kwasi Addae Odike has suggested the government should consider testing all Ghanaians to know those infected with the coronavirus.
The Flagbearer of the UPP said in an interview in Kumasi, that with the current state of defiance on social distancing and observing other safety protocols, he said, testing all Ghanaians would be the way to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
He explained that although the government had put in strategies such as social distancing, wearing of a nose mask, staying at home when necessary among other measures, the rate at which people were defying the protocols made it extremely dangerous for the entire country.
“With the high rate of defying the social distancing protocol, refusal to wear the nose mask as well as smuggling of foreigners through our borders, it will be very prudent to look for urgent funding and test all Ghanaians to get the best data for the proper management of the pandemic”. Mr Odike said
Mr Odike also cautioned that there is a need for the country to prepare for the worse since there was too much of defiance by the people.
He wondered why people deliberately refused to abide by simple instructions to help protect themselves with flimsy excuses such as “I am not comfortable using the nose mask”, “we are used to shaking hands as part of our culture” among other excuses people complained about for not complying with the protocols.