COVID-19 :DISREGARD FOR SAFETY PROTOCOLS UNACCEPTABLE – …
President Akufo-Addo has cautioned against many Ghanaians who have lowered the adherence to the safety protocols with the belief that the new coronavirus is no longer with us.
He stressed that, coronavirus is still with the country even though the infection rate remains low due to the proper measures put in place by the government and the stakeholders in the fight against the Covid-19.
According to him, is “unacceptable” and could reverse the gains the country has made in the fight against COVID-19.
He disclosed this during his 16th national update on the country’s fight against COVID-19.
“The high compliance rate with mask-wearing of persons surveyed by the Ghana Health Service in some selected areas of Accra, to which I referred optimistically in my last address, has, according to a new survey by the same Service, fallen alarmingly. This is not acceptable, as the enhanced hygiene, mask-wearing and social distancing protocols must now be central features of our lives, and they must continue to remain so for some time to come, until we see to the elimination of the virus from our country,” the president said.
“Let me remind those amongst us, who want to continue to disregard these protocols, that severe sanctions exist in our laws for such persons, who will want to endanger the rest of the population through their actions and negligence. The law enforcement agencies will, where necessary, apply these measures without fear or favour, ill-will or malice, and without recourse to a person’s ethnicity, gender or religion,” Akufo-Addo added.
Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020