The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has ordered event organizers who intend to organize various in-door events as part of the celebration of the yuletide to desist from doing so as Covid-19 numbers keep rising.
GHS says this is one of the measures to help curb the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as people head to celebrate Christmas.
“We are doing a lot of work in our research…genome sequencing is going on and we know that the majority of strains in the country is now turning to be Omicron and that is the nature of omicron. The most important thing we are doing is to rump up our vaccination so that a lot of people could be vaccinated and we have few people who are vulnerable in our society, ” he said
“We also considering and thinking of giving the vulnerable people and people who are at the forefront of the fight a booster dose, this is still under consideration.”
The GHS said this was the outcome of a meeting held with the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and some event organizers for all events to be organized outdoors to limit the spread of the disease during the festivities.
“So that we don’t have a lot of fatalities during this period, but the most important thing is that we are now moving into the festivities, the virus moves where people are and we are now advising everybody that if you want to have an event, it should be done outdoor.”
At least 321 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) pushing the country’s active cases to 3,165.
The death toll hits 1,269 after four additional fatalities were recorded across the country, an update on the GHS COVID-19 dashboard reveals.
As of 18 December 2021, Ghana’s total confirmed cases stand at 134,555. Currently, health officials have recorded 129,921 recoveries.
So far, 24 persons are in severe condition with no critical case, according to GHS. Cases detected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are 3,857 with 3,282 recoveries.