President Nana Akufo-Addo has entreated Ghanaians to properly wear their face and nose masks to avoid contraction of the coronavirus.
Delivering his 15th national televised address on Sunday, August 16, 2020, the President praised Ghanaians for adhering to the safety etiquettes, especially the wearing of face masks in the quest of combating the virus.
He added that per the country’s active cases, the measures are yielding significant results, which means the nation is making a headway in its fight against the COVID-19.
A survey conducted by the Ghana Health Service with regards to the wearing of nose masks reveals that 82% of Ghanaians have nose masks, however, 44.3 % of them wear them properly, President Akufo-Addo indicated.
“I have been encouraged by the results of a recent survey conducted by the Ghana Health Service into the use of face masks at selected locations in Accra that the overall intention to use face masks at the sites surveyed was very high, with 82% of person surveyed possessing a mask. I believe we can do even more, and reach 100%.
“The same survey demonstrated that only 44% of those who have the mask use them correctly. 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,” he urged.
He added that currently, there are no active cases in the North East, Savannah, Upper East and Upper West regions due to the observance of the laid down safety protocols.
“As of Saturday the active cases stand at 1,847. This is a clear indication that government policies are working.
“Currently there are no recorded covid-19 cases in the North East Savannah, Upper East, and Upper West Regions and I charge the residence to do everything possible to maintain that situation.”
Meanwhile, “Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, and Western continue to be the regions with the highest number of active cases.”
Story by: Diana Nutsugah | universnewsroom.com