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Andy Dosty hits out at Joe Shortingo over 'false' coronavirus comment

By Mutala Yakubu
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One of Ghana's popular DJs Andy Dosty has hit out at actor Joe Shortingo following some comments he made about Ghana's confirmed coronavirus cases.

The actor in an interview pooh-poohed reports that Ghana had recorded some cases of Coronavirus. Although the confirmation came from the Ghana Health Service, the actor, expected to know better, described as ‘false’ and refused to accept reports of an existing pandemic that has wiped out lives.

“It’s not true Ghana has recorded confirmed cases. They’re just creating unnecessary fear and panic. I can travel to China and nothing will happen to me,” the actor said.

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His comment, according to Andy Dosty, host of Hitz FM's morning show 'Daybreak Hitz', is extremely distasteful and should not be encouraged.

“What’s wrong with you?” the popular disc jockey bluntly jabbed on his show, Wednesday. “You make such baseless statement… Really? We joke too much. This is no time for such cheap jokes.”

Ghana has now recorded 7 confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus with the global numbers hitting 200,000.

President Akufo-Addo on March 15, 2020, issued a directive that all outdoor events including funerals, church activities and naming ceremonies, be suspended.

Schools have also been asked to close down for a period of 4 weeks.

These, according to Akufo-Addo, forms part of precautionary measures to fight the virus and prevent any more spread after the 7 confirmed cases in Ghana.