Amidst warnings that health facilities in the country may be overwhelmed with the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Students Representative Council of the University of Ghana has organized an event that saw hundreds of students mass up in an enclosed environment.
The event, dubbed Cultural and Music Night, was held on Saturday, July 19th, 2021 as part of the 63rd UG SRC Week celebration.
It was held at the Central Cafeteria on the campus of the University of Ghana, an enclosed space that has the capacity to host over three hundred people.
Several musicians, including Kelvynbwoy, performed on the night to a crowd that disregarded Covid-19 safety protocols such as the wearing of nose masks and social distancing.
Some students of the university have already criticized their student leaders, saying that they should have known better.
“The venue, time, and the sound were not good. Looking at the covid situation in the country and the number of people in the room, it was not safe. My suggestion is that next time, the SRC will have to organize the program at the park, where we can have fresh air,” a student who gave his name only as Andy told UniversNews
Meanwhile, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology says that it is experiencing an astronomical upsurge in the spread of COVID-19 cases on its cases.
In view of that, it has warned its members to ensure strict adherence to safety protocols.
“There is an astronomical upsurge in the spread of the COVID-19 on KNUST campus. Consequently, all veronica buckets are to be filled and used constantly, also hand sanitizers, wearing of nose masks are to be strictly enforced,” part of a statement signed by the KNUST Deputy Registrar, Daniel Kumi-Djan reads.
Ghana’s Covid-19 situation
Ghana’s active case count of the disease stands at 2,858.
The figure is the situation as of July 14, 2021.
A total of 812 people have so far succumbed to the disease.
Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Franklin Asiedu Bekoe, has said that efforts are being made to boost communication systems to educate the public on the need to adhere to safety protocols.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) says that Intensive Care Units in Accra’s major hospitals are being overstretched with the surge in cases.