The younger brother of veteran Journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper Kwesi Pratt Junior, Nana Benyin Pratt has died.
Cause of his death according to close sources is as a result of Coronavirus
He was a PR Expert and lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
His death comes at a time there are concerns over the increasing infection rate of the virus with reports suggesting that 13 out of the 16 regions have recorded new cases.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his latest address threatened to enforce restrictions including lockdown if the citizenry fail to adhere to the safety protocols.
“It is important that I remind all Ghanaians that severe punishments exist on our statute books for persons breaking the law on the mandatory wearing of masks. Should anyone be arrested by the security agencies disregarding this directive, that person will be dealt with strictly in accordance with law.
We do not want to go back to the days of partial lockdowns, which had a negative impact on our economy and on our way of life. But should that become necessary, i.e., should the number of active cases continue to increase at the current rate, I will have no option but to re-impose these restrictions because it is better to be safe than to be sorry. So, together, let us all ensure that we respect the protocols”, he revealed during his 21st address to the nation.
According to him, “government is intensifying its strategy of enhanced 3Ts, i.e. tracing, testing and treating, to allow us identify infected persons, isolate them, and treat them. A considerable number of contact tracers are being mobilised to follow up on contacts of all who test positive. All laboratories, public and private, must supply, in real time, data on all persons tested on the common platform established by the Ghana Health Service. There will be sanctions against laboratories who fail to comply. We have also provided additional logistics, including vehicles, to the Ghana Health Service for the supervision and monitoring of asymptomatic cases being managed from home”