President Akuffo Addo has urged Ghanaians to take their health seriously, especially when the Coronavirus numbers in the country continue to rise.
In his 11th televised address to the nation, the president called on Ghanaians to seek immediate healthcare if they experience certain health conditions like cold, high temperature, as well as sore throat.
He noted that there is nothing shameful in testing positive saying, “we do not have to lose our sense of community because of this pandemic.”
“When you begin to experience symptoms such as fever, persistent cough, bodily pains, loss of taste and smell, and difficulty in breathing, seek immediate medical attention at the nearest health facility,” he said.
He condemned those who keep stigmatizing persons who have recovered from the Coronavirus.
The president noted, “Government, through the Ghana Health Service, continues to monitor, on a daily basis, the spread of the virus, and has benchmarks of health outcomes, which define the mitigation measures that must be pursued to curb the spread of the disease, and enable us to reassess the easing of restrictions.”
He reminded residents of the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions, where the majority of cases have been recorded, and in the Western and Central Regions, where there are increasing infections, “to continue to adhere strictly to the social distancing and enhanced hygiene protocols announced’.
“Our survival is in our own hands,” Akuffo Addo said.