The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has recorded 356 new Covid-19 cases bringing the number of active cases to 1,261.
The service has also recorded three more deaths thereby increasing the number of deaths to 338.
According to the Health Service, the Ashanti region, Greater Accra, Eastern, Western and Central Regions continue to lead with high infection rates.
Although the coronavirus cases went down below 1,000 active cases in the last quarter of 2020 in Ghana, the figure kept increasing by the day.
Professor Abraham K. Anang, the Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research blamed the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Ghana on the wanton disregard of safety protocols.
He warned that the country will continue to record more cases until the safety protocols are strictly adhered to.
“Many people in Ghana are not taking the effective preventive precautions well and therefore end up getting infected and until we stop that, then it means we will still be in a form of a challenge.”
In other news, Two persons believed to be behind the fire that gutted parts of the Aboabo market building have been arrested by the Manhyia Divisional Police Command.
They include a shop owner and a welder engaged by the same shop owner for repair works in the shop.
ACP Kwaku Buah, the Commander for the Manhyia Divisional Police noted that the two were currently in police custody assisting in investigations.
The two are yet to be pressed with charges, ACP Buah, however, explained that if police investigations reveal that the actions were not deliberate, the two will be set free with a warning.
Close to thirty (30) shops, housing plastic bags, and other highly flammable goods were affected in the tragic fire outbreak. Authorities of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Ghana Police Service have extended a helping hand to traders who were affected by the tragic happening last Sunda
By: Edwin Abanga