The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has urged Ghanaians to desist from joining the funeral rites of the late President Flt.Lt. (RTD) Jerry John Rawlings as COVID-19 cases soar.
The professional body said the country’s case count is escalating with an average daily infection of 600.
This comes after the country’s active cases jumped to over 3,000 cases on Monday with five new deaths.
It comes at a time Ghanaians are mourning their longest-serving president who ushered the country into a democratic dispensation, after years of military rule.
But the GMA, knowing how important the final funeral rites of Mr Rawlings is to Ghanaians, cautioned that joining the funeral virtually was one of the way to control the spread of the virus.
Below is the statement;