The Trades Union Congress, TUC, has asked on all workers within parts of Greater Accra and Kumasi who are not exempted from the restriction of movement, to obey the rules set out in order to avoid the further spread of the novel Coronavirus.
This follows the announcement by President Akufo-Addo on Friday, 27th March 2020, on a partial lock-down of parts of Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and Kumasi, which have been identified as the epicentres of the novel coronavirus in Ghana.
In a statement signed by the TUC Secretary-General, Dr. Yaw Baah, the Union urged workers to be responsible and observe all the enhanced hygiene procedures.
“We would like to appeal to all workers in Greater Accra and Kumasi, who are not exempted from the restriction of movement, to stay at home with their families. Remember that it is your civic duty to stay at home to protect yourself and others from the infection. Do not go out unless you need to attend to something really urgent,” the statement noted.
While commending all health professionals and front-line workers in the fight against the spread of the virus, the Union called on them to remember to protect themselves as well.
“As workers who are at the front-line of this war against COVID-19, you are heroes and heroines of this war. We are counting on you to take care of us. You too have the right to be protected so you should ensure that you have all the personal protective equipment (PPE) you need to perform your duties,” the statement added.
Ghana records 152 cases
Currently, Ghana's case count has risen to 152 cases with 5 deaths and 2 recoveries. This follows the confirmation of 11 new cases by the Ghana Health Service on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Ten of the new cases were among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region.
Globally, the number of COVID-19 cases is almost 600,000 with over 27,000 deaths.
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