There have been messages circulating on various social media platforms suggesting that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is currently undertaking a house-to-house fumigation exercise. According to the messages, the exercise is part of the measures the country is taking to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The messages also indicate that citizens should comply with supposed staff of the Health Service when they visit their homes for the spraying exercise.
These messages are COMPLETELY FALSE.
The fact-checking team of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) contacted the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Mr. Jacob Andoh, to verify the messages. According to Mr. Andoh, the circulating messages are false.
He further mentioned that the Ghana Health Service ONLY undertakes a spraying exercise in a place with a suspected case. This activity is done when the person with the suspected case has been moved to an isolation center.
The MFWA Fact-checking team is currently working closely with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to provide fact-checked reports to both the media and the general public.