The Mampong Akwapim Traditional council has urged the general public and residents of Mampong to disregard rumours making the rounds that two cases of the novel COVI-19 have been confirmed at the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial hospital.
According to the Apesemakahene of Mampong Akwapim, Nana Yirenkyi I, he contacted management of the Tetteh Quashie Memorial Hospital to ascertain the truth behind the rumour and it turned out to be a false alarm.
Apesemakahene in an interview with journalists said when they heard of the rumour, they took steps to make all the necessary contacts and the final response from the hospital administration is that the news is false.
The traditional council is therefore appealing to the government to put measures in place to deal with persons who would be caught spreading fake news about covid-19.
He said the people of Ghana cannot joke with such matters and anybody found culpable of spreading panic and fear should be arrested.
He said the Health Ministry is the only body responsible for making such confirmation available and urged the public to rely on information from the Ministry of Health.
“I am urging everyone in Akwapim that from the hospital information given to us, no case has been recorded. I am urging everyone who is sick to go to the hospital for testing.”