The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has outlined a number of measures instituted to avert any surge in Covid-19 cases during the yuletide.
One of such key measures is the deployment of Ghana Health Staff and Security Agencies to all event centers to assist with setups.
Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye at a media briefing in Accra asked that during the festive season, all those operating social centers such as Night Clubs, beaches, Restaurants, and Hospitals must require proof of vaccination from all persons who want to access their facilities.
”Encourage persons who intend to access indoor events to get vaccinated before entry. Event organizers and facility managers should encourage persons accessing such locations/services to be vaccinated. Outdoor events in open-air spaces are encouraged. Such locations include sports stadia, football parks, outdoor event centers etc. Capacity for indoor events must not go beyond twenty-five per cent (25%). A team of GHS staff and security agencies will be at all venues to assist in the setup of venues for events”.
Meanwhile, there has been an increase in cases in the country over the past week with a sharp rise in cases among international arrivals.
Dr Aboagye noted that there is a need to intensify surveillance to avert a fourth wave.
”All unvaccinated Ghanaians and residents of Ghana who are currently outside the country and intend to return within 14 days from 0000HRS of 14th December 2021are exempted (14th – 28th December 2021). They would, however, be vaccinated on arrival’’.