Wednesday, 03 June

COVID-19: "Shock" doubting Thomases with dead bodies on TV – Bagbin

Second Deputy Speaker Alban Bagbin


Ghana’s Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has suggested displaying dead bodies on TV as a way of curing the scepticism of COVID-19 doubting Thomases.

“The important thing is that the people we are leading, they want to see. In fact, I want to see on Television some evidence of death because when you state that this number of people are dead but they are not seeing anything like that [they will keep doubting the virus even exists]”, he told Parliament on Tuesday, 19 May 2020.

“I believe in shock therapy”, he added, insisting: “We need shock therapy to wake them up from slumber and make them know COVID-19 is real.”

Just recently, two more patients succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana, raising the death toll to 31. 

The confirmed cases have also shot up to 5,918, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has reported.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries remains the same - 1,754.

Regional breakdown

Greater Accra Region - 4,422

Ashanti Region - 881

Central Region - 212

Eastern Region - 100

Western Region - 98

Western North Region - 57

Volta Region - 41

Northern Region - 31

Oti Region - 26

Upper East Region - 26

Upper West Region - 21

North East Region - 2

Bono Region - 1

Savannah Region - 0

Ahafo Region - 0

Bono East Region - 0