Miss United Nations Grand Prix 2019 Harriet Lamptey has advised Ghanaians to eschew all negativity as the nation fights the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
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Ghana has recorded 53 cases of COVID-19 barely two weeks after the first cases were recorded.
The outbreak has led to the closure of the country's borders, a halt to all schooling activities, and a ban on public gatherings.
Amid the outbreak, there have been lots of developments including the politicisation of the whole issue.
But in a statement, Ms Lamptey indicated that it was inappropriate for anybody to politicise the matters or take undue advantage especially when Ghana has recorded cases.
"Even if there had been no cases recorded in Ghana, this is not the time to be headstrong, political or exercise business wits," she said.
The beauty queen pointed out that Ghana is not strong enough to handle it if the situation gets out of hand so it is imperative that the ordinary Ghanaians "do not put ourselves in the position where the government may not be able to save us? "
"If we die from this outbreak, we go alone. You are not going to be given a special welcome in heaven because you died of Covid-19," she advised those who are being headstrong about the directives from officials.
Ms Lamptey further urged Ghanaians to "take precautionary measures to keep ourselves safe and leave the government to fight the technical aspects."
"If you identify any symptoms, report immediately to the nearest facility to get yourself treated and saved. There are the highest chances of total recovery if you are detected early. Please stay isolated till treated, not with the feeling of being stigmatized, but as your service to humanity," she stated.
She added that "This is not the time to be apathetic. We can not dig holes and expect to remain on a bed of roses. This virus is no respecter of person. Let's look out for Ghana in our own little ways. It's our Ghana."
Meanwhile, Ghana has closed all of its borders to human traffic effective Sunday, March 22, 2020.
The closure was announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo in a public broadcast on Saturday, March 21, 2020
According to Akufo-Addo, the move is to help reduce the importation of Coronavirus into the country.
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