The Tano North Municipal Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has engaged select schools in Terchire and Yamfo on adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols following the reopening of schools in the midst of the upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The public education and sensitization programme was facilitated by the Ahafo Acting Regional Director, Mr. Eric Adu, and Mrs. Adiza Gyengyenaa, the Civic Education Officer (CEO) at the Tano North Municipal Office.
Speaking at the Yamfo Anglican School, the Acting Regional Director, Mr. Eric Adu admonished both teachers and students to remain focused and to continually observe all the safety protocols in order to curtail the community spread of the COVID-19. He further explained that the main mode of transmission of the coronavirus from an infected person to an uninfected person is through bodily fluids such as saliva, mucus, and phlegm, when the infected person speaks, spits, coughs, or sneezes.
Mr. Adu asserted that COVID-19 at the moment does not have a cure but contracting it can be prevented through regular handwashing with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds or in the absence of water and soap, through the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to rub the hands, properly wearing the approved face mask in public places and social distancing.
The Acting Director cautioned students and teachers not to exchange personal belongings like erasers, pencils, pens, rulers, nose masks, and other items which may be the conduit through which to contract the coronavirus.