The managing editor of The Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has said that the country needs to implement strict measures to help fight the deadly coronavirus instead of just fasting and prayers.
According to Kwesi Pratt , fasting and prayer alone cannot help in the fight against the deadly coronavirus.
The world has seen a rise in the deadly virus spread for some months now. The second wave of the virus has been described as deadly, with an increased rate of fatalities. Ghana has more than 6000 active cases with a death toll of 474, a rise in the figures.
Mr. Pratt believes that the country should move beyond just prayer and start looking at lasting policies to fight the virus, indicating that it is reckless for a nation to sit and just pray without any correct guidelines for the fight. He said;
“when the virus started spreading, what were we told? Our government-organized days and nights of prayers to drive away from the virus. We were told to pray. We’ve prayed for one year long and the virus continues to kill. It has killed my brother. My brother was a prominent member of the Scriptures Union of Ghana and a faithful attendee of the Ridge Church. He used to shout and pray but he died.
A lot of people believe in prayers. They are entitled to believe in it but prayer cannot be a national policy for fighting a virus. It is reckless. It is foolish for a nation faced with this pandemic to resort to prayers because we do know that all over the world it has not solved the problem”.