Coronavirus Surge: Just Comply With Safety Protocols - Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Advises

The Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has brushed off the perception that taking hibiscus tea (sobolo) or ginger juice can boost one’s immune system against the novel coronavirus.

The surest way to fight the virus is complying with the safety protocols given by the government and the Ghana Health Service.

A section of Ghanaians believes that since the virus cannot defeat a strong immune system, they have resorted to the high consumption of hibiscus tea (sobolo) and other ginger juice hoping to fight the pandemic without following the necessary safety precautions.

Speaking with Hello FM's King Edward De Slave on the 'Kokrokoo' show, the Ofoase-Ayirebi legislature said, looking at the fast pace the virus is spreading on daily basis, it shows that majority of Ghanaians do not comply with the mask-wearing directive and so if this should continue government will be left with no option than to announce another lockdown.

"Nightclubs, beaches, and other recreational centers still remain close for now," he added.

Reacting to the request by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), for government to intensify restrictions to address the rising figures of coronavirus in the country, he noted that the government already has plans to cause further actions to reduce the spread of the virus.

"Ghanaians should know that paying for Utility Bills for months during and after lockdown has affected the country's finances and that the government may not be able to pay for another utility bill if another lockdown is imposed, therefore Ghanaians must show commitment by complying with the protocols”. 

Total cases of Coronavirus in Ghana now stand at 62,135 with 58,150 recoveries and the death rate stands at 372.