COVID-19: It's Reckless For The Government To Resort To Prayers And Fasting Instead Of Implementing Measures- Kwesi Pratt Lashes Out

Renowned Ghanaian journalist, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has argued that the government’s decision to instruct a nationwide prayer and fasting retreat instead of imposing measures that will help curb the spread of the coronavirus is “foolish.”

Currently, Ghana’s active COVID-19 cases are 6, 707 after 795 new cases were recorded by the Ghana Health Service.

Ghana has now recorded 472 deaths as per latest updates by the Ghana Health Service on their official website.

But reacting to the recent rise in the numbers the Managing Editor of Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt who lost his brother to the deadly disease said indicated that “it’s reckless” for the incumbent government to resort to fasting and prayers when the numerous prayers across the world haven’t changed the dominance of the virus in the world.

“When the virus started spreading, what were we told? Our government-organized days and nights of prayers to drive away from the virus. We were told to pray.

“We’ve prayed for one year long and the virus continues to kill. It has killed my brother. My brother was a prominent member of the Scriptures Union of Ghana and a faithful attendee of the Ridge Church. He used to shout and pray but he died.

He continued “A lot of people believe in prayers. They are entitled to believe in it but prayer cannot be a national policy for fighting a virus. It is reckless. It is foolish for a nation faced with this pandemic to resort to prayers because we do know that all over the world it has not solved the problem.”

By Kwesi Appiah

Appiah Kwesi Anokye Dennis Jnr, professionally known as Kwesi Appiah is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger and writer.

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