Mr Cleland Ayaa Ayison, Parliamentary Candidate of the Ntional Democratic Congress(NDC) for WEIJA-Gbawe Constituency, has taken awareness creation about the Corona-virus to the doorsteps of the people.
He visited the WEIJA-Gbawe Municipal Hospital Annex, Mallam Market, Chief Palace and other public places to create awareness and sensitise them on the need to take precautionary measures.
The NDC PC seized the opportunity to distribute liquid soap and other sanitizers for the constituents.
While interacting with the Constituents on the deadly virus, Mr Ayison encouraged them to constantly wash their hands with soap under clean running water to minimise the risk of getting infected with the Corona-virus.
The virus, he noted does not know boundaries, whether you are Ghanaian or non Ghanaian, black or white, NDC or NPP, old or young.
The NDC Parliamentary candidate further charged the constituents, especially the market women to take the guidelines by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Ghana Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Services serious.
He also applauded the health personnel at the Gbawe Clinic under the Municipal hospital for their dedicated services and urged they continue with good work.
He donated two boxes of Anti-Septics and Tissues to the Clinic to help disinfect the facility and also encourage patients and their relatives to follow the precautionary measures and wash their hands with the antiseptics.
He was accompanied by members of his campaign team including Mr John Afful, a member of the Greater Accra communication team of NDC
Madam Cynthia Lamptey, a Deputy Director of Nursing who received the items on behalf of the health facility thanked the NDC PC for the donation.
She said, the antiseptics and the tissues are important products and have comes at the right time as such products that would help the clinic in its guidelines of the Ghana health services.
Ghana on Thursday night confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19 after more than 60 suspected cases proved negative upon testing – a Norwegian and a Ghanaian diplomat who returned from Turkey for a visit.
As on Sunday 15th March, Ghana has recorded six cases including student.
Health authorities are urging calm and the strict observation of preventive measures to help contain the disease, which has infected more than 137,445 people globally and killed about 5,088, since it was first reported in the Wuhan industrial city of China in December 2019.
The Johns Hopkins University Global Covid-19 Tracker puts the current total cases of recovery at 69,779.
Regular and thorough washing of hands, the use of alcohol based hand sanitizers, proper coughing etiquette and the restriction of touching the face are some of the measures.
The disease has negatively affected businesses, stock markets, workplaces and everyday life across the world.China and Italy have been the hardest hit.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Wednesday night announced a100 million dollar-cedi equivalent to control the spread and enhance case management of the disease.
Meanwhile, the media have cautioned to be circumspect in their reportage to prevent unnecessary panic and anxiety.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba