COVID 19 Origin – COVID 19 Ghana Cases and Concerns – You may not have followed much discussions around the coronavirus that has been described by the World Health Organisation as a pandemic until less than 2 months ago when the disease had affected America, Europe, UK and Africa. I urge you to watch the video with this article.
AFROSAGES reviews, COVID 19 Origin – COVID 19 Ghana Cases and Concerns
Following the statistics published by data hosting/analysis website, statistica and platforms offering live update on countries and continents that have recorded suspected cases and the results of these tests, COVID 19 in Ghana may just be a record some confirmed cases (2 cases testing positive, 4 more cases unconfirmed perhaps more) and discussions have been around how prepared we were as a country. The Government has however assured us of our preparation as a country, but I imagined how easily we could manage the transmissions from infected persons to the non-infected.
Let’s start with the sources of data mentioned earlier ie statistica et al which could give us clues of countries which may be tagged as risk countries.
Even though the focus has been on medicine, we ignored the use of data as a mitigating tool for transmissions. Data could have been collected at our borders, particularly, the airports in addition to the temperature gauging techniques.
The Ghana Airport Company and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority could have collaborated with the various airlines to collected data on their passengers. These data could include origins of their passengers, countries travelling from, countries transiting, purpose(s) of travel, and the destinations of these passengers as they land in Ghana. These data could easily be analysed to aid in identifying risk factors who can easily be traced in any cases that have been recorded.
It’s obvious we didn’t do these and unfortunately we begun recording cases, COVID 19 Ghana cases.
Considering the populous nature of our capital cities, especially the national capital, Accra which has heavy human presence and activities, it would be difficult to identify infected persons until they begin showing symptoms.
These concerns were not based on airline activities to Ghana but human activity through our borders with Togo, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast who have also recorded cases.
As it stands now, the isolated cases were people which will be described as middle class and the chances of passing on this COVID 19 could be high as the have the tendency to visit some public places such as the shopping malls or supermarkets and not the commercial bus terminals or local markets.
We need to take serious data collection and analysis in this country. Maybe the digital address system and national ID could get us there, but before we could make this another debate, stay safe and personal hygiene is a key first aid, a preventive measure. Get schooled on the COVID 19 in the video and stay alert.