Public Urged To Stick To Covid-19 Protocols

The Director of Health Promotion Division at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Aboagye Dacosta have urged the Ghanaian public not to relax on observing the Covid-19 protocols on the basis of entertaining the thought that Covid-19 had dropped drastically or was no more.

He warned against complacency on the grounds of recent statistics on Covid-19 adding that we should be careful we are not taken unawares.

In a presentation on safety protocols on Covid-19 at the sensitization workshop on the Covid-19 pandemic for the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs at Dodowa on Tuesday 22nd October,2020 He said unless one has the disease, one may not believe it exists adding that we should put all doubt aside and obey the protocols because it was our only savior for now.

He cautioned people with preexisting diseases like diabetes, hypertension, asthma among others to be extra careful not to contract the disease as it could enhance their vulnerability.

In an address read on his behalf, the Hon. Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said Ghana cannot afford to throw caution to the wind.

He said letting our guard down could result in an erosion of the remarkable gains made and put the nation at the risk of being hit by a second wave of the pandemic.

On his part, the Greater Accra Regional Minister Hon. Ishmael Ashittey said in spite of the huge toll Covid-19 took on lives and livelihoods of the global population, Government took bold measures to contain its spread through well-coordinated and concerted action.

He urged the house to frequently convey the message to their subjects that the only way we can completely drive away the disease was to observe the safety protocols.

The Director of Information Services Department, Mr. Charles Wereko said at the height of the pandemic, the department undertook a series of sensitization campaigns using information vans and Public Address systems.

He further stated that chiefs were being relied upon to complement the effort of government because they were venerable in society.

Responding to a question in an open forum, Dr. Dacosta said there was no scientific basis to the rumor that we inhale carbon dioxide already exhaled by the body anytime we wear the mask, adding that a good mask easily allows for air in and out.

In a closing remark, the President of the House of Chiefs, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona promised on behalf of the house to relay the message to their people