The Ghana Government Are Considering An Inspection Of Workplaces
Information made available to Wakeupafrica360 from our correspondent in Ghana has it that Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who happens to be the Minister of Information has come out to say on Thursday that the government is considering a special inspection regime for different workplaces to enable it to take drastic action against those who are breaching the abti-Covid-19 protocols.
He also said that while the government was living up to its expectation by putting in place all the necessary safety measures against the pandemic, it is required that every citizen must play their own responsible role of adhering to all the protocols. These protocol include: regular hand washing, wearing of face masks and observing social distancing rules. While speaking at the Ministry’s Covid-19 update press briefing, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said that it was a very worrying observation that a large number of people living in the cosmopolitan areas were still refusing to adhere to the mandatory protocols and this unhealthy attitudes were partly to be balanced for the current increases in daily infections recorded in hotspot communities across the country and also at workplaces.
According to him, the more worrying trend was that the majority of the new cases being recorded now we’re workplace-related and people can pick up the infection from workplaces and can spread it to other places. Hence, there is need to tighten the knots at both ends to curtail the source of the virus. He therefore advised all management of institutions to maintain and enforce strict adherence to all the Covid-19 protocols with special emphasis on regular hand washing with soap under running water, social distancing and wearing of face masks within their working environments. He encouraged them to sustain the education on the disease at their workplaces and ensure spacing in offices while abiding by the rules to regularly cleanse door knobs, surfaces and washrooms to prevent the spread of the virus. Furthermore, he stressed that the Covid-19 is real and very deadly because it had infected more than six million people globally, killed more than half a million people too. He advised those who did not still believe in the existence of the virus to begin to change their perception and behave responsibly to save themselves and others.
According to him, “ Our best shot is to ensure that while the government is doing what is needed to be done, citizens will also respond to the rule put in place.” Responding to the question as to whether the government was overwhelmed by the pandemic or not, he said it was not but committed to addressing all the challenges, citing the recent shortage of testing kits which was is being solved. Solved according to him, the government was living up to it’s responsibilities and it expected all citizens to be responsible in their own actions and decisions in order to win the fight.
Meanwhile, Ghana as a country had recorded 641 cases of Covid-19 bringing the country’s cumulative number of infections to 23,463 with 18,622 clinical recoveries, 129 deaths, 4,717 active cases, 26 patients severely ill, 8 patients on critical conditions and 6. Patients on ventilators.
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