Pastor Mensa Otabil has urged Ghanaians to keep sticking to the COVID-19 safety protocols even as the virus appears to be abating in Ghana.
The founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) said on Sunday, 4 October 2020 that being complacent in the dying embers of the virus could be dangerous.
“As you know, the last so many months, from March till now, which is probably six months or so, it’s been quite an interesting time in our world. We’ve had to live with this very uncertain times and I know that in Ghana we are doing well, God has been good to us and we seem to be keeping the virus in check but I don’t want anybody to have a sense of complacency, to think that it’s over and, so, let us relax”, Pastor Otabil warned.
He said: “… I see that more and more people are relaxing the protocols; they are not wearing their masks and social distancing is not being taken seriously”.
“The last thing you want to do is to be a last-minute person who will catch the virus when it is leaving”, he admonished, stressing: “You don’t want to catch it when it’s leaving”.
“You have fought a good fight when it was tough, let us finish well”, he encouraged.
“And, for everybody listening to me, let’s finish well, let’s push it out, let’s totally eradicate this so we can get back to our lives in good time”, Pastor Otabil emphasised.
“So, I just want to encourage everybody; I know it’s tiring, it’s wearisome, it’s frustrating, we want to be free, but the virus is not tired and we have to just hold on and do the right thing until we are totally clear of all the marks that this virus has left u”, he added.
As of Sunday, 26 new COVID-19 cases had been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service.
They bring the total active caseload to 466.
So far, a total of 46,829 cases have been confirmed in Ghana since March 2020.
Out of that, 46,060 patients have recovered and been discharged.
A total of 303 patients have died since the respiratory disease set foot in Ghana.
Greater Accra Region – 24,094
Ashanti Region – 10,977
Western Region – 2,969
Eastern Region – 2,412
Central Region – 1,928
Bono East Region – 781
Volta Region – 672
Western North Region – 638
Northern Region – 547
Ahafo Region – 527
Bono Region – 511
Upper East Region – 315
Oti Region – 242
Upper West Region – 90
Savannah Region – 62
North East Region – 19