According to the new figures released by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Friday, May 15, indicate that 1,460 out of the 5,638 people who contracted the Coronavirus disease have recovered.

Following this announcement, many Ghanaians have been asking questions as to why the sudden increase in the number of persons who have recovered.

One of such persons who is asking questions as to why the sudden increase in the number of recoveries is renowned investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni.

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In a Facebook post, Manasseh said that the news of the recoveries is obviously a good news but it is not wrong to ask questions as accepting everything from the state or government without questioning is not a strength of character. It is a weakness of the mind.

BELOW IS WHAT MANASSEH AZURE AWUNI WROTE ON FACEBOOK 

When I saw the latest number of Covid-19 recoveries, I was happy, but the first question that hit me was: “how did it happen”government’s ? I’m not doubting those responsible for putting out the figures, but I need to know how the testing of those being treated is done before they are declared fit. Are they done based on each patient’s state of health and they are announced as and when they test negative for the second time or they are done in bulk for which reason we had this exponential¬†rise in recoveries in one day?

It is not wrong to ask questions. It’s not wrong to interrogate figures. If all along we’ve been recording single and low double digits of recoveries, and one day we are giving such a huge figure, one is inclined to seek further explanations. And it won’t be wrong for those who put out the figures to give that information.

Whenever there was an abnormal rise in the number of reported cases, we were given reasons. For instance, we were told how a factory in Tema led to the rise on one occasion. They told us why some figures were up abnormally because of the mandatory quarantine and testing.

So spare those asking questions the insults.
It is obviously good news, and we must celebrate. But any honest person, including those insulting Joyce Bawa Mogtari, would admit that their first reaction, after seeing the figure, had some elements of surprise and questions about how it happened. If you decide to take it without interrogating the figures, it’s your right to do so, but don’t vilify those who need further explanations.

Accepting everything from the state or government without questioning is not a strength of character. It is a weakness of the mind.

It is not patriotism. It is fanatism.

 

 

 

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