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 â€˜falseâ€™ and refused to accept reports of an existing pandemic that has wiped out lives.
â€œItâ€™s not true Ghana has recorded confirmed cases. Theyâ€™re just creating unnecessary fear and panic. I can travel to China and nothing will happen to me,â€ the actor said.
His comment, according to Andy Dosty, host of Hitz FM's morning show 'Daybreak Hitz', is extremely distasteful and should not be encouraged.
â€œWhatâ€™s wrong with you?â€ the popular disc jockey bluntly jabbed on his show, Wednesday. â€œYou make such baseless statementâ€¦ Really? We joke too much. This is no time for such cheap jokes.â€
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.