General Overseer of Family Chapel International Rev Victor Osei has commended Nana Akufo Addo on his stringent measures using to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Reacting to President extension of the ban on church activities, Rev. Victor Osei agreed with government base on the increasing numbers of the infection within a short period.
In an interview with Nana Yaw Boama Libia borga on Kessben Fm, Monday, 11th May 2020, Rev.Victor indicated that, per the country’s cases it is not safe for public gathering.
He added that, the ban should be lifted at point where the recording cases of the disease a day become less.
“The reality is that, if i check the increasing rate of the cases in the country it’s a bit dicey, even though there is backlog results, but i think that, we have to get to place where the cases coming in are may be ten, five or less a day before president can lift the ban. In the old testament patients who were with strange disease like leprosy were asked to stay behind close door to see that they are heal for some period before receiving them back. So what the president is doing, i totally agree with him” he said.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on the national public gatherings including religious activities, festivals and funerals till the end of May during during his ninth national address on the government’s fight against the novel Virus on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
“Tonight, I have come into your homes, to announce that the ban on public gatherings, as set out in Executive Instrument 34, has been extended, also to the end of the month ie, 31st May,” he said.
Nana Akufo-Addo on March 15, 2020, in a television broadcast, at the time, Ghana had recorded six cases of COVID-19 declared the ban on all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities and other related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
He subsequently on extended the ban twice for two weeks; one on April 12, 2020 and the other on 26th April, 2020.
Head pastor of International Central Gospel Church, Dr Mensah Otabil had also reiterated the need to maintain the ban on religious activities.
“This is not the time for churches to consider gathering together in assemblies because the crisis before us is not going down”, he said this during his virtual church service on Sunday.
Cases in Ghana .
Ghana’s total statistics
As at Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 9.30pm, Ghana had conducted 160,501 tests and with total infections of 4,700 and 494 recoveries. The number of people who have died are 22.