Per the Ghana Health Service Directorate in their latest development, the Ashanti Region has so far recorded confirmed cases of 726.
Out of which 272 were from Obuasi and the cases in the town hs increasing tremendously to more than 360, the gold-rich town. Obuasi is now the hottest spot where we have a massive search and identification ongoing.
Residents of Obuasi call for lockdown as health authorities struggle to curb Covid-19 spread.
Residents say it is time for authorities to act and people to change their lifestyles.
Isaac Essuman, a resident of Tutuka suburb least expected Covid-19 cases to see an upsurge after the area recorded its first case about two months ago.
“When the cases started coming, we never expected this. Obuasi we know we are safe but just one week time, we started confirming cases and for about one week, we have confirmed about 256 cases so it’s dangerous living in Obuasi for now,” he said.
For him, the best way to bring the situation under control is to lock the entire area down.
“I never understand why Obuasi was not part of places they locked down. The first case that the confirmed, one was from Obuasi.
“What I was expecting President to do just last Sunday was to lock down Obuasi. Obuasi should have been locked down about a week ago,” he said.
“At least getting lockdown and been safe is better than getting the virus,” Mr Essuman added.
Meanwhile, General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Justice Yankson has cautioned against a possible surge in the number of virus-related deaths in the country.
“If we don’t take time and our health system is overwhelmed, a lot of people won’t get access to health care and even the deaths that we are worried about could go up,” he told local outlet Citi TV.
Below is the regional breakdown;
(Case Count from Highest to Lowest)
Greater Accra Region – 4,147
Ashanti Region – 726
Central Region – 192
Eastern Region – 99
Western Region – 61
Western North Region – 56
Volta Region – 34
Oti Region – 24
Upper West Region – 21
Northern Region – 19
North East Region – 2
Bono Region – 1
Ahafo Region – 1
Bono East Region –