20.03.2020 Regional News

Coronavirus: Tain District Assembly Takes Precautionary Measures To Prevent The Spread

By Yeboah Isaac
Coronavirus: Tain District Assembly Takes Precautionary Measures To Prevent The Spread
LISTEN MAR 20, 2020

The Tain District Assembly in the Bono region as part of measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the District, has intensified public sensitization and education on preventive measures in markets, communities and other public places.

The public also have been urged to practice proper and constant handwashing with soap under running water.

As a result, the Assembly has provided veronica buckets with soap at all public offices and owners of all other public places have been urged to do same to ensure public safety. In addition, the Assembly has rolled out plans to provide veronica buckets with soaps and tissue at all market centers in the District during market days to educate the people on proper handwashing.

Earlier in the week, the Assembly inaugurated Public Health Emergency Committee pursuant to the directives from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to operationalized and monitor the president’s directives in the district.

Speaking at the inauguration, the District Chief Executive (DCE), Madam Charity Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh said the meeting was a tool to engage stakeholders in the district to execute the directives from of the president, which have been issued following the outbreak of the covid-19 to ensure a safe environment for all Ghanaians and other preventive measures that the Assembly needs to take.

She said following the outbreak of the disease, several engagements have held at all levels and its prudent for the Assembly to do same to prevent the spread of the disease in the district and ensure public safety.

The DCE assured the citizenry the preparedness of the Assembly to partner all stakeholders to curb the dreadful impact of the disease. She urged the people to practice handwashing and ensure clean environments at their home, markets and workplaces.

‘As per the directives of the president, all public gatherings have been banned in the district and the Assembly have put in measures to monitor.’ she said.

Mr. Annor Duku Annor, the District Director of Health disclosed the readiness of the directorate to manage cases of the virus at any given time. He assured that there are personnel to deal with the outbreak should it spread to the district.

The Administrator at the District Hospital, Mr. Aziz Abubakri also assured the public the hospital’s preparedness towards the disease.

He said the hospital have put in place isolation room for suspected cases and their staff are well prepared to handle suspect cases when it happens.

He urged the public to report persons who exhibit symptoms similar to the coronavirus to the nearest health facility for immediate medical attention.

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