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Despite the Ghana's significant progress against COVID 19 fight,Ghana Health Service has taken another step forward for continuous enforcement of protocols and measures to combat the spread of the virus.

The Director of Health Promotion, Ghana Health Service,Dr Aboagye Dacosta has advised Ghanaians not to be complacent but continue to abide by the safety protocols to drastically reduce infections.

According to him,Ghana's active cases has been steady due to measures put in place by the government, Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health.

Speaking in an interview with Nana Ampratwum on SilverFM's breakfast show dubbed OmanbapaShow,Dr. Da Costa indicated that the Ghana Health Service is not relenting on its efforts but adopting a strategy such as engaging Regional House of Chiefs and Community leaders to carry out campaign to enforce continuous adherence to the protocols and measures.

''Globally the COVID 19 is on the rise but in Africa and Ghana we are seeing a gradual decline and this is as a result of the hard work of health officials together with government and citizens’ support and so we should not relax but all of us should still be on guard''.

''And so at the Ghana Health Service we are building the capacity to engage all the Regional House of Chiefs and Community leaders to educate them on all the safety measures taken to combat the virus,proper wearing of face masks''

''With this they become ambassadors to also educate their various communities on continuous observance of the safety protocols''

President Akufo Addo extended the wearing of face masks by another three masks since in his view,has served the country well in the COVID 19 fight.

''On Monday, 14th September, I extended, by Executive Instrument, the mandatory wearing of face masks by another three (3) months. So, until 14th December 2020, the wearing of masks remains mandatory, and the law enforcement agencies will be required to ensure this directive is respected by all. It has served us well in the fight against COVID-19, so I urge each and every one of us to wear our masks, and do so correctly anytime we leave our homes. It is the new normal requirement of our daily existence until the virus disappears''.

SilverNEWS / SilverFM / Ghana

Last modified on Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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