Community members of the Kanguol and Kokoligu in the Lambusie District in the Upper West Region were not left out in the NCCE’s intensified nationwide public education drive to the public to ensure adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols.

The District Director, Mr. Paul Kwame Ganvu, who engaged the Kanguol Community stated that without observing the protocols, every Ghanaian was at risk of being infected and spreading the disease. Even more worrying, is the discovery of the new variant of the disease, which he described as deadlier than the previous one. He consequently entreated the residents to strictly abide by the COVID-19 safety protocols.

“The fact the COVID-19 infects young children, the youth, adults and aged should be a concern to everyone,” he said, adding that the surest way to be safe is by observing the laid down safety protocols by the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service.

Mr. Ganvu, while explaining the symptoms, mode of transmission, entreated them to strictly observe the COVID-19 safety protocols.

The Director interacted with attendants at Kanguol Health Centre, urged them to follow the protocols and to also eat balanced diets, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, beans, and to as well as drink adequate water to boost their immune system.

At Kokoligu, Mr. Ganvu engaged residents in a house-to-house approached highlighted the sharp rise in the COVID-19 cases, and urged them to strictly abide by the Safety measures, including wearing of face mask, observing social distance, regular washing of hands with soap under running water.

Besides urging them to avoid crowded places, the resident also appealed to the Government to provide free face masks and hand sanitizer to the general public to enable the fight against the virus.

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