The mass gathering that attended the funeral of the late former Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie amidst violations of strict protocols for COVID-19, will help the government to curb coronavirus.
It was a test case for the government to consider lifting the ban on all social gatherings. Encouraging funerals and other big programs will enable the government to know whether the virus spreading beyond control and decide to lift the ban on social gathering or otherwise”, Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare revealed.
The former Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) spoke to the images and videos that emerged from the funeral of the former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) attended by the President Akufo-Addo and high-profile government personalities.
President Akufo-Addo is currently under pressure to apologize because he has been accused of supervising the breach of the restrictions on funerals and social distancing at the funeral.
According to Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, despite all the safety protocols of COVID-19 pandemic, government will not lose its guard in terms of fighting the deadly virus hence, constant education to Ghanaians about the disease.
We still encourage people to observe every safety protocol. Observer social distancing and the wearing of your nose masks, the Presidential Advisor told host of Manhyia-based Opemsuo FM morning show host, George Opoku Mensah.
Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare however admitted that the safety protocols were breached, but it was not intentional. Meanwhile, a communication team member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Solomon Kusi Appiah, says Ghanaians must forgive President Akufo-Addo and his Vice President Dt. Mahamudu Bawumia and other appointees who attended the funeral of late Sir John over the COVID-19 protocol breaches.