Ghana introduces Website for COVID 19 in Ghana Cases and Info – The Risk Communication Team on COVID-19 in Ghana has put together a website ‘COVID 19 in Ghana Website‘ that will provide updates to the public every six hours on Ghana’s case count of the COVID 19 in Ghana as well as relevant info on the global stage.
The website http://ghanahealthservice.org/covid19/ will seek to give an accurate update on COVID 19 in Ghana to make it open for information sharing as well as preventive measures put in place.
Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, made the announcement at a media briefing update on COVID-19 cases in Accra on Sunday.
The ‘COVID 19 in Ghana Website is to limit the number of fake news in the system and ensure that media houses at all times have correct facts and figures on confirmed cases.
Mr Oppong-Nkrumah urged the media to refer to the official website and report on confirmed cases and other related issues.
He also spoke on the mass media campaign which has started on TV, radio, and social media on the disease adding that the Information Service Department would also be commencing a nationwide public campaign to inform people on the preventive measures.
The Minister said the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Editors Forum among others would be meeting on 16th March 2020 to fine-tune guidelines for media reportage and programming support with the Ghana Medical Association (GMA).
Dettol after the media briefing donated cartons of soap and antiseptics to the government to aid tour activities which seek to educate the public on proper handwashing.
Ghana has so far confirmed 4 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number to 6 and 100 suspected cases have tested negative. We trust that, as Ghana introduces Website for COVID 19 in Ghana Cases and Info it will sanitize the system of the virus of misinformation.