The Sunyani COVID-19 Taskforce has commenced door-to-door free distribution of nose mask to residents in farming communities within the Sunyani Municipality.
The Municipal Assembly has procured about 4,000 pieces of nose mask ostensibly to help vulnerable groups, especially the aged in those communities to assist in protecting them from being infected by the COVID-19.
The beneficiary communities included Nkrankrom, Atronie, Kufuor Camp, Atuahenekrom Banue Nkwanta, and their environs.
But the Taskforce extended the distribution to Wamahinso, which is close to Atuahenekrom but located within the jurisdiction of the Asutifi North District.
Alongside the distribution, Inspector Robert Obeng Ayeh, the leader of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) team within the Taskforce admonished parents and guardians to make the wearing of the mask a habit to encourage their children and wards to do same.
He said “the disease is very deadly from unknown source and direction”, hence, wearing of mask anytime and observing the other safety protocols are the basic and necessary preventive measures to stop the spread of the disease.
Nana Amponsem Darko II, the Chief of Atronie appealed to the Taskforce to frequently visit the community to ensure compliance with restrictions, directives, and protocols against the COVID-19.
Nana Darko II stated the education about it must be intensified for them to understand its related issues very well to abide by the protocols and directives to prevent its spread.
Meanwhile, as part of its operations, the Taskforce usually stopped vehicles, especially the commercial ones on the major roads liking Sunyani and other towns and cities like Kumasi. Berekum, Techiman, and Goaso to inspect if passengers on board had complied with the nose mask-wearing protocol.