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COVID-19: GMA warns against mass Easter gatherings

The Ghana Medical Association says Ghanaians must not let their guards down during Easter to protect the gains made in fighting COVID-19

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is admonishing government to ban any mass gathering associated with the Easter festivities in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19.

A statement issued by the GMA said the move is crucial in order to protect the gains made in further reducing the number of cases in the country.

“Mass gathering usually associated with the Easter festivities such as church conventions, picnics, beach parties and other forms of celebrations as usually seen in Kwahu area (enclave) should be strictly prohibited and same enforced by Central Government (through the law enforcement agencies especially the Ghana Police Service) the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) as well as traditional authorities,” the GMA statement said.

It added: “It is important for Ghanaians to note that, non-adherence to the COVID-19 preventive measures has the potential to further escalate the spread of the disease in our communities, thereby eroding the moderate gains made so far.”

The GMA is also advising the public to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols since the pandemic is still a major health threat.

Below is the GMA statement:

Fred Dzakpata

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