In his effort to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic which has already killed thousands of people across the world, the Parliamentary Candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Prestea Huni – Valley Constituency Hon. Robert Wisdom Cudjoe, has distributed some preventive items to institutions, communities and shops in his constituency.
The items which were made up of 80 Veronica buckets, 80 washing basins, 120 bottles of liquid soaps, 300 bottles of hand sanitizers, 200 boxes of disposable hand gloves and 200 packs of tissue papers were to assist in regular hand washing and sanitizing campaign to avoid contracting the deadly coronavirus.
Distributing the items to the beneficiaries on Thursday March 26, 2020, Hon. Robert Wisdom Cudjoe stated that, the situation Ghanaians find themselves in, calls for togetherness, discipline and prayers, as those are the only ways that can protect one from getting the disease.
He says, as a believer of Christ, he is optimistic the three day fasting and prayers the NDC engaged in, with the support of the national fasting and prayer will help defeat the disease which has stalled almost everything across the globe.
“Discipline is key in combating this coronavirus in Ghana. So let us all come together, take the precautionary measures seriously and with the help of God we shall overcome it”, he said.
The soft spoken parliamentary candidate who also addressed traders at the various market centres in Bogoso, Prestea, Damang, Aboso and Huni -Valley advised them not to think that, the Covid – 19 is far from them, so they would live their lives as they used to, saying “you cannot detect with your naked eyes someone who has the various unless he or she shows symptoms, so be careful when dealing with customers these days”.
The Parliamentary candidate who was the former District Chief Executive of Prestea Huni – Valley asked the beneficiaries to maintain the buckets since they could be used even when Ghana is out of the situation.
Chairman of the Bogoso Branch Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) Kojo Appiah, Director of Prestea Huni Valley Health Directorate Mr. Kofi Tamakloe and the Assistant Divisional Officer Two of Ghana National Fire Service Ebenezer Yenzu, all expressed their utmost gratitude to Hon. Cudjoe for thinking about their wellbeing as the infected persons in Ghana continue to rise.
At the Prestea market, the Head of Tomato Sellers Ama Tankas, thanked Mr. Cudjoe and asked him to continue doing the good things he used to do when he was the District Chief Executive.
She however pleaded with him to assist the traders in dealing with filth that is engulfing the market area by getting them trash cans and other materials that can help them keep the area clean.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads.
Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that ones also practices respiratory etiquette by coughing into a flexed elbow.
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments
Ghana’s case stands at 152 confirmed cases with 2 recoveries and 5 death.