The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) and the Member of Parliament for Tema East have presented facemasks and assorted items to the residents of Tema Manhean to help fight COVID-19 in the area.

Mr Felix Mensah Nii Anang-La, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive together with Mr Daniel Titus Glover, MP and Deputy Minister of Transport, distributed 6,000 pieces of facemasks to ensure that residents complied with the directive on mask wearing.

The team also distributed toiletries and other products presented to the Assembly by Unilever Ghana Limited in response to an appeal made to corporate institutions in Tema to help the TMA fight the virus in the Metropolis.

Mr Anang-La told the Ghana News Agency that Unilever was among the few companies who responded favorably to the request, mentioning other benefactors as Access Bank, Kingdom Exim, Sentuo Steel, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, among others.

He urged residents of Tema to comply religiously with the safety protocols of hand washing under running water, use of hand sanitizers, wearing of mask in public and observing social distancing.

He said residents and workers in Tema must not compromise with the protocols in any way since the area had been named as a hotspots of the pandemic in the country following the recording of over 600 positive cases in a fish processing company at the Fishing Harbour.

The MCE however urged residents not to be apprehensive due to the numbers infected persons as according to him, the figures were rather an indication that the COVID-19 team and health directorate were doing something right.

Mr Anang-La explained that contact tracing and mass testing at institutions in the Metropolis had led to the identification of asymptomatic positive cases that could have infected many people.

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