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Set up isolation centres in all the 16 regions to deal with coronavirus outbreak – John Mahama

 Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on government to set up isolation centres in all the 16 regions across the country in order to control the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana.

According to him, with his experience in helping other countries deal with Ebola during the outbreak in 2014, it is not ideal to transport cases from other regions to the national capital to monitor.

Commenting on measures being taken to prevent a spread of the virus, Mr Mahama in a Facebook live address on Monday urged Ghanaians to stick to the preventive measures announced by the health ministry.

“Ghana must establish isolation centres in all regions of the country. A case identified in the regions must not be transported to Accra for treatment,” he said.

The former president also asked the government to provide incentives for health professionals to boost their morale in the execution of their jobs.

John Mahama said former appointees during his tenure are ready to help the government in its fight to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Speaking on the Covid-19 outbreak and the confirmed cases in Ghana, John Mahama said appointees of his administration who assisted in the country’s readiness effort during the ebola crisis will be available to assist if being called upon.

“Former appointees who assisted in our readiness effort during the ebola crisis will assist the government in any way they can if requested to do so..”

The NDC flagbearer , also called on ECOWAS and the UN to put in place enforceable protocols in dealing with the pandemic.

Source:AlhassanYakubu | www. | Ghana

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