Ghana Health Service Urges Return Wearing Of Face Masks
The Ghana Health Service is encouraging institutions and their various staff to start wearing the nose mask back as well as visitors.
The service is also entreating the unvaccinated public to get their jabs as soon as possible.
However, the Ghana Health Service earlier warned against the sudden increase of COVID-19 cases across the country and emphasized the need to observe the Coronavirus Protocols prevent the spread.
The Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe urged the public to observe the protocols to prevent a new wave of infections.
“We need to use the mask especially when you are in an enclosed place because so far as you have a virus being introduced then you are at risk of getting an infection.”
Dr. Asiedu added, “So if you are not the only one in the room and the place is enclosed, we will advise that you wear the mask.”
Ghana currently has 1,311 active cases of the virus and recorded 164,164 cases in total with 1,448 deaths.
Ghana has also administered 16,752,032 doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
The health service has said there are 7.2 million people fully vaccinated, representing 22 percent of the population.
Also over one million people have received booster shots of the vaccine while over 10 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.