Nana Kofi Quakyi, public health expert has taken to the social media application, Twitter to explain the reason for the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases. According to him, the sharp increase in cases is as a result of the 2020 election period which gave way for more infections to occur.
Although both the citizens and political leaders keep shifting the blame onto each other in a bid to avoid accountability, it should be noted that both parties did in fact have a role to play. This is because, both parties failed to observe safety protocols during the festive season and election period respectively.
Although Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a recent interview stated that there was no evidence to back claims that the election period is the cause of the sudden spike in cases, Nana Kofi Quaki has aired his opposing views.
“Those deaths relate to infections that happened 5-6 weeks prior, which covers the peak of the campaign period.” he stated in a Twitter post.
He further stated that our views on the actual number of deaths happen to be skewed because of the long delays in reporting by Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.