Ursula Owusu worried about poor adherence to COVID-19 protocols

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The Minister of Communications and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has expressed worry about the poor adherence to the president’s directives on COVID-19 protocols.

Mrs Owusu Ekuful urged Ghanaians to adhere to the protocols, especially the use of nose masks. This, she believes, would save people from contracting or spreading the disease further.

Although she concurred that wearing of nose masks is uncomfortable, she reiterated the fact that use of nose mask is now a law and failure to comply with comes with legal consequences. She therefore admonished people to wear their nose masks especially those who sell in the markets and on the streets

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While acknowledging the massive participation of majority of Ghanaians in the voter registration exercise, in an interview with journalists, the minister emphasized the need for social distancing in queues.

“To prevent the spread of COVID -19, you can stretch out your arm to ensure there’s space between you and the person in front,” she said.

“The disease is real and it is killing many hence the need to be serious about how to protect ourselves from getting it.”

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She cited the late Chief Executive Officer of Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afiriyie (Sir John) and the many Ghanaians who have lost their lives after contracting coronavirus.

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