A team of Public Health Experts from Reproductive Advocate Health Education (RAHE)-GHANA, a Non -Governmental Organisation has cautioned the Ghanaian public to observe the strict hygiene Protocols as preventive measures to contain the Corona VirusDisease (COVID 19).

The call was made at a local radio station as part of RAHE GHANA’s sensitisation programs to educate communities, women, adolescent girls, children and the general citizenry in Kasoa and environs on the global pandemic COVID 19.

According to Paul Teiko Tagoe, the Programs Coordinator of RAHE-GHANA, COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a virus which primarily spreads through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneezes.

It also spreads when a person touches a surface or an object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

He further gave update on the pandemic, where Ghana has 68 Confirmed cases, 0 Recovery and 2 Death Cases as of March 25, 2020. Whiles commending the government for rolling out migratory measures to contain the spread of Corona Virus Disease, he implored the government to do more.

Adding her voice to the radio discussion the Youth Coordinator, Ms. Mary Akosua Gyambrah lauded the government for closing down educational institutions across the country and communicated simple measures that can be adapted by adolescents and general citizenry to help prevent the spread of COVID 19.

These measures include appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), proper hand washing, coughing into the elbow, keeping safe distance from people as well as avoidance of face touching

The Executive Director of RAHE GHANA, Mr. Rimmy Francis Amakye advised the general public against spreading rumours and false information about COVID 19 that are likely to cause fear and panic. He urged the public to seriously consider the precautionary measures outlined and apply them at all critical times.

He hinted that RAHE GHANA will deepen its advocacy drive and supply PPEs against the spread of the virus. Mr. Amakye further called on organisations, corporate bodies and individuals to aid RAHE GHANA’s effort including funding for the timely provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and public education in communities across Ghana.



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