- Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Coomson, a medical superintendent at Essam Government Hospital has innovated a simple face mask in protection against COVID-19
- The doctor explains that the face shield was made of transparent rubber, foam, glue and elastic band, and can be made by anyone
- The medical officer's innovation gathered both positive and negative reactions on social media
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A Ghanaian medical doctor identified as Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Coomson has created a simple full-face mask that serves as an effective protective shield against COVID-19.
The report was sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of Nhyira 104.5 FM, in which it was revealed that the medical officer serves in a large capacity as a medical superintendent at Essam Government Hospital.
According to the renowned doctor, the face shield was made of transparent rubber, foam, glue and elastic band, and can be made by everyone who wishes to.
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Ghana has currently confirmed 287 cases of the novel coronavirus with a total of five people dying from the disease so far, as of April 7, 2020.
Many people have been trying to find different solutions that can help contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country and this creativity by the doctor is the latest.
The amazing story gathered several positive reactions online. Wilson Osei-Gyeabour praised the innovation but seemed angry that it might not go far:
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Obeng Joseph looked rather unhappy that the doctor was making face mask innovations. According to him, the doctor needs to produce vaccines and not masks:
In other news, more than 200 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis have been recorded in Ghana with 33 Ghanaians confirmed dead in the Upper West Region alone as country battles COVID-19.
In a news report by Citifmonline.com, the Upper West Regional Director of Health, Dr Osei Kuffuor Afreh, mentions that the situation seems to be getting out of hand mainly because of the extreme focus on the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Dr Osei Kuffuor Afreh indicates that his outfit has intensified education in the region after the 33 cerebrospinal meningitis deaths were recorded.
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