The Sunyani Youth Development Association (SYDA) has proposed random testing in the COVID-19 fight in the Bono Region following the recording of its first case.

A statement signed by the Association’s President Atta Akoto, called on the authorities to maintain an effective border security to protect the Region from COVID-19.

The Association expressed appreciation for government’s intervention so far, stating that efforts from government have contributed to reducing the damage done to the country.

The statement particularly praised the president’s reliance on data available on the pandemic to make informed decisions on what best suits the country in terms of measures to stem the spread of the pandemic.

With the Bono Region recording its first case of COVID-19, efforts to halt further spread of the virus are paramount with various measures being proposed such as enhanced border security.

In that direction, SYDA called for vigorous patrolling of borders in the Jaman North and Dormaa Municipality. It also called for testing Centers to be established in Sunyani and Berekum to serve those in the Dormaa and Jaman North zone to aid speedy assessment of the situation with data-driven thought.

SYDA further pleaded with authorities particularly the Regional and District Coronavirus prevention Committees, to embark on random testing to be able to have a fair view of the situation in the Bono Region.

The statement further entreated authorities in the health sector to make provision for a quarantine facility in addition to the Isolation Center at the Bono Regional Hospital to help in the early detection and prevention of further spread of the disease.

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