The Metropolitan Main Government (MCE) of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has launched a marketing campaign to encourage the carrying of nose masks amid Ghanaians.
The campaign dubbed #WearYourMask was introduced on Tuesday at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) City Corridor, and it kinds element of steps to assist gradual the spread of Covid-19 in the metropolis in particular in general public places.
“Accra is the epicentre of the pandemic in this state and we ought to do every little thing achievable to curb the unfold of the virus therefore the time to normalize sporting nose masks every single time we have to go away the household. It is straightforward, a fabric mask that covers your nose and mouth can decrease air droplets and boost safety in opposition to the virus,” he mentioned.
Citing new data on the spread of the sickness in people today not displaying signs or symptoms, Mr Sowah pointed out that using uncomplicated fabric nose coverings made from community cloths could aid persons who have the virus but do not know from spreading it to others when they cough or sneeze.
“Nobody at any time imagined we would be wearing nose masks, it is the latest modify to our day-to-day lifestyle, and it’s crucial to accept that the success of putting on a mask is dependent on our collective use, for occasion, when a individual with the virus unknowingly goes out wearing a mask, the possibilities of spreading the virus are minimized, likewise when a particular person arrives in contact with another person who could not be sick but wears a mask, the chance of transmission is also lessened and this kind of collective actions of mask-sporting could quadruple the effectiveness of avoiding the virus from spreading in between communities,” he said.
“We want to ensure that everyone who arrives into the town wears a mask, we have to don the mask every time we come from the household mainly because we are not in ordinary times, ” he included.
He encouraged citizens to strictly observe the social distancing protocols among other precautionary steps even when donning a mask in order to sluggish the distribute of the virus.
He talked about that the Assembly had also dispersed handwashing services to marketplaces and other public spots in the metropolis to ensure higher hygienic techniques among traders and buyers as component of steps to curb the distribute of the virus.
He also appealed to citizens not to share masks, and wash them as soon as a working day with heat water and cleaning soap.
He urged company firm and philanthropists to help the marketing campaign by channelling sources into the output of masks and recommended Trashy Luggage a non-governmental group in Accra, which turns plastic squander into reusable shopping baggage, trend components, college supplies, and other merchandise for supporting the marketing campaign.
He urged citizens to diligently clean their palms, stay dwelling and comply with the Globe Health and fitness Organisation (WHO) tips and protocols religiously to support sluggish the spread of Covid-19
“Currently, we really do not have a choice, it is very important that we do our component to aid #FlattenTheCurve. Allow us all observe the WHO recommendations for washing your hands with cleaning soap and h2o on a regular foundation, in purchase to defend ourselves from contracting the virus,” the Mayor stated.
Mayor Sowah also declared strategies to distribute some 10,000 domestically created confront mask to communities in the metropolis.