The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has in a statement described Ghana’s COVID-19 situation as dire and alarming.
The Association said most of the designated facilities for isolation and treatment of COVID-19 cases in the country are currently overstretched.
It said the spike in cases was observed before, during and after the Christmas and New Year festivities.
“This development calls for concern by all well-meaning Ghanaians and organizations,” it said.
“Additional, COVID-19 testing should be made free or relatively cheaper for the ordinary Ghanaian who needs testing as a result of direct exposure or when symptomatic for COVID-19. Furthermore, there should be government-led free mass testing in all identified COVID-19 hotspots,” the GMA added in its statement.
Read the full statement below: