Member of Parliament for Nadowli West Hon. Alban Bagbin has voiced his feelings about the much talked about fight against coronavirus.
In his opinion, people are taking messages about the virus lightly, so he thinks COVID-19 patients(both dead and alive) should be shown on national TVs to send a message that the virus is not a joke or forgery, as some people tend to believe.
Hon. Bagbin said this on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday May 19, 2020. According to him, he based his statement on feedbacks he has received from the public.
In his view, that will help wake people from their “slumber” and make them think that COVID-19 is real and dangerous and attach some seriousness to it.
“In fact, I want to see on TV some evidence of death because when you state that this number of people are dead but they are not seeing anything like that [it will not give them the shock of their life].”
“I believe in the shock therapy. We need shock therapy to wake them up from slumber and make them know COVID-19 is real,” he said.
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana is over 6000.