Youth in some Muslim Communities in Accra, have changed their living lifestyles to protect themselves against the infection of the COVID-19.
The youth who were mostly seen sitting in groups and camps either as political parties, religious and ethnic groupings in the various areas are strictly adhering to the directive by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and have therefore suspended their group sittings.
Some Muslim and Christian preachers at sited at the roadsides with some Public Address systems preaching to residents at open places on the need to pray and adhere to precautionary measures issued by authorities.
Many people including; children and market women in those areas were also seen wearing protective masks in their quest to protect themselves.
The markets in those areas have run short of alcohol-based sanitizers for sale as some of them resorted to the use of water and soap in washing their hands.
Madam Fati Mohammed, a food vendor at Fadama, explained to the Ghana News Agency that for three days, she was not using a protective mask, while selling and that customers who came to patronize her food upon realising that refused to buy her food.
She said upon taking notice of that, she started putting in some measures by making all her workers to wear the mask and place a hand sanitizer on all serving tables for customer’s use.
This, she said increased patronage of her food as people were now sure of their safety.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the close down of schools and ban of public gatherings as part of measures to stop the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
The COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and some types of common cold.
The disease which is caused by the novel coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China, and has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
“The ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.”