Ahead polls, Ghana sees Covid-19 spike
By Tasie Theodore
Ahead presidential and parliamentary polls scheduled to take place on December 7, there has been a spike in the rate of COVID-19 infections in Ghana, The Difference reports.
The polls which have incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo locked in a testy combat against his predecessor, John Dramani Mahama are taking place in the midst of a crippling pandemic that has already recorded some 49, 202 cases and 320 deaths.
In recent weeks, the number of confirmed infections has risen from 397 to 1, 156, spurring fears that the country may soon be forced to go into another lock-down season any time soon.
However, some analysts think that the decision to approve a second lock-down or not would be contingent on more than medical factors on account of the forthcoming polls. While the government side could in that instance see it as a necessary intervention to reduce the numbers of infections and fatalities, the opposition could respond to it as a continuing example of why President Nana Akufo-Addo should not be given a second term in office.
To help combat the challenge, President Akufo Addo has tasked Ghanaians to continue to observe basic social distancing rules and other COVID-19 protocols. He is also particularly requesting political actors that are engaged in the current election season to lead by example in this regard.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana