Deiga Kwadzo Dei XII, Paramount Chief of Peki Traditional Area in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region has called on residents in the area to isolate relatives who returned from Covid-19 hit areas for 14 days.
He observed that natives of the Traditional Area were returning home as a result of the lockdown of some parts of the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, underscored the need for residents to give the returnees separate rooms for a mandatory 14 days isolation to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Deiga also urged them to ensure that the returnees did not mingle with them in their homes and the community, and also to observe the social distancing and other health safety measures outlined by the World Health Organization to avoid the spread of the virus.
The Paramount Chief who said this in a press release signed by Mr Frank Theophilus Kofi Dei, Chief of Staff, Deiga Palace, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, also asked the residents to monitor closely the returnees for symptoms of the coronavirus, which include fever, cough, sore throat, sneezing and breathlessly.
He asked them not to rush suspected cases to hospitals, but call the Peki Government Hospital on 024-542-8909/050-603-7186 for health professionals to “come over to the affected returnee and take sample for testing and confirmation”.
Deiga also tasked Divisional, Town and Clan chiefs of the area to continue to make use of Community Information Centres to sensitize the people on the dangers posed by the pandemic and the need to adhere to health safety protocols.
The Paramount Chief said it was important for all to join the fight against the Covid-19 because “with collective understanding and cooperation we shall overcome the pandemic in no time”.