The Volta Regional House of Chiefs has issued an alert to its members in the region over the rising cases of COVID-19.
A letter signed by Harry Attipoe, the Registrar of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, urged the chiefs to ensure strict compliance to all the COVID-19 preventive protocols.
According to the letter which was authorized by the Togbe Tepre Hodo IV, the President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, “the Volta Region has reportedly become a hotspot for the spread of delta variant of the Covid pandemic.”
“The Volta Region House of Chiefs wishes to appeal to all chiefs and leaders of their communities, to strictly and vigorously ensure and enforce the compliance with the protocols of social distancing, wearing of masks and use of sanitisers and adherence to directives of the President on funerals and social gatherings,” excerpts of the letter read.
Ghana is believed to be experiencing a third wave of COVDI-19 following an astronomical increase in the number of active cases.
From barely 1,000 active cases about two months ago, there are over 6,922 active cases with 880 total deaths as of August 6, 2021.
Data on the number of deaths indicate that in just a few days in August, at least 26 people have succumbed to the virus.