Let’s Not Let Down Our Guard, Covid -19 Is Real, Deadl …
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has advised and urged Ghanaians to adhere to all safety protocols put in place by the government to help curb and protect Ghanaians from contracting the novel coronavirus.
According to him, “there’s a limit to what those in authority can do but the greater part of the fight depends on our very personal discipline and mindfulness”
Speaking on the ongoing mass voters’ registration exercise, he cautioned, “Let us wake up! There are too many gatherings that ignore Covid-19 preventive protocols. As we go through the process of voter registration, let us not let down our guard. It is our last mistake. Let’s wear our masks, maintain appropriate social distancing, basic cough etiquettes and proper and general hygiene protocols”.
Recounting the sudden demise of some personalities who succumbed to the disease, he said, “Several weeks ago a Senior Medical Doctor at 37 barely survived Covid-19 after the wife had passed on after contracting the virus. That may have been the first shocking wakeup call that the virus is real and deadly”.
He also addressed the sudden demise of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, a former General Secretary of the NPP on Wednesday, July 1.
He added that Elections Manager of NPP, Peter Mac Manu and former Deputy Trade Minister, Carlos Ahenkora, are all in intensive care units due to the virus, with Minister for Regional Re-organisation and Development, Dan Botwe “has barely survived the icy claws of the virus”.
“Fellow citizens, it does not appear that we can afford the comfort of thinking the Covid-19 virus has gone weak or lessened its grip”.
“It is there and very much around waiting to infect and claim the lives of those of us who will underestimate its danger,” he admonished, adding “stay safe! Stay alive!”.
By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / feliciagyasiwaah9 @gmail.com / Ghana / 2020