Coronavirus fear forces Mahama to suspend tour of registration centers


Former Ghana president John Mahama on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 cut short his unannounced visit to some selected voter’s registration centers in Accra and Tema, citing COVID-19 fears.

This is because members of the public who had gathered at a registration center in these areas were exposed to the virus due to the low adherence to safety and hygiene protocols.

“I have cut short my unannounced visit to some voter registration centers in Accra and Tema this afternoon,” Mr. Mahama wrote on Facebook. “This is because of the low awareness of the #COVID-19 protocols including physical distancing and the wearing of face masks”.

“We have to step up public education on COVID-19 so that people can appreciate the risk reduction protocols,” the leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who appeared not convinced of his safety wrote.

COVID-19 Vrs Ghana politicians

Ghana has so far recorded more than 28,000 virus cases with over 150 deaths after the country recorded its first case in March.

Amongst the confirmed cases include some top government appointees in the Akufo-Addo administration.

The President elected to go on 14-day mandatory isolation after he was exposed to the virus. He resumed work yesterday, July 20, 2020.

Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, New Patriotic Party MP for Okere Constituency Dan Botwe and Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo amongst others tested positive for COVID-19 but have recovered.

Some also succumbed to the virus. Former Sekondi/Takoradi Mayor and Forestry Commission CEO Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie died after suffering from COVID-19 complications.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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