The World Health Organization (WHO), I strongly believe, has done its possible best regarding the outbreak of the COVID-19, by subjecting it as " Pandemic" and recommending possible measures to all countries.
It strongly appears that the government of Ghana has been lukewarmic, if not extremely passive about this deadly disease.
Most scientists in the country also seem not be much concerned about it; despite their quest of preaching their adage, "prevention is better than cure". Those suggestions by the Ministry of Health appear so weak and will only help at the micro (individual) level.
What I believe we must do as a country is to close all borders and restrict all international, and if possible regional travels.
Internally, just as most meetings, events and gatherings have been cancelled or suspended, I unequivocally call on the Ministry of Education and Heads of Schools to suspend all academic and non-academic activities to help reduce/prevent the number of likely recorded and suspected cases.
We must know that, this "Pandemic Disease" is closer than we can imagine, and everyone is at risk.
Our lives are far significant and precious than the educational endeavours and examinations we are eagerly seeking for, despite the outbreak of the COVID-19.
Let's act now. It's now or never!!!
Author: Theophilus Quaicoe
Global Peace Ambassador, Ghana.
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