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COVID-19: Ghana in fourth wave; government may be forced to trigger compulsory vaccination – Dr Nsiah-Asare

Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the presidential advisor on health has said in an interview Daily News Ghana monitored Ghanaians should not let their guards down because Ghana is in the fourth wave of COVID-19.

He confirmed that the country records over 1000 cases daily.

Ghana currently has over 8,500 active cases and it is largely attributed to the new variant of the COVID-19, the Omicron which was discovered in South Africa early this month but has spread rapidly around the world.

However, speaking on Asaase Fm, he said “We’re recording over 1000 cases every day for the past few days. Now we’ve community spread, especially in Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions. We’re definitely in the fourth wave. So everybody has to be very careful. We need to wear our masks and avoid crowded areas,”

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He stated earlier that the government may be forced to trigger compulsory vaccination under the Public Health Act if the increasing spate of new COVID-19 cases worsens.

“… It is the influx of people coming all over the world for holidays and I’m sure you are aware that there is a lot of surges all over the world, US, UK, and some European countries are all having their fourth waves and a lot of our compatriots and other foreigners are coming into the country and once they are coming, the importation of the virus into the country will also go up,” he said.

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