- The Regional Coordinating Council has outlined certain measures to be followed religiously
- The REGSEC has called for the mandatory wearing of face masks in public
- It stated that notices of "NO FACE MASK, NO ENTRY" should be visibly displayed at vantage points
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In a bid to ensure that the spread of the novel coronavirus is minimised, the office of the Regional Coordinating Council has outlined certain measures to be followed religiously.
After an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, to ensure compliance with President Akufo-Addo's directives, the REGSEC, in a statement signed by Ishmael Ashittey has called for the mandatory wearing of face masks in public.
The REGSEC stated that notices of "NO FACE MASK, NO ENTRY" should be visibly displayed at vantage points including offices, lorry stations, shops, markets, malls, banks, pharmacies etc.
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Also, there would be a temporal ban on special market days in the Greater Accra region.
Also, the MMDAs are encouraged to mount public address systems in the various markets to educate the market women on the use of face masks and the need for social distancing.
The statement also noted that all public transports are to ensure that all passengers aboard their vehicles must have their face masks on even before boarding.
The wearing of face masks is a directive from the World Health Organisation(WHO) to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The president in his seventh address to the nation stated that all Ghanaians are to ensure that the put on a face mask before stepping out.
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In other news, the Ministry of Health, in a bid to find a cure for the deadly coronavirus disease taking the lives of people, has submitted 33 herbal medicines for testing.
These herbal medicines according to a report filed by theghanareport are products from the Ghana Federation of Traditional Healers.
The Deputy Director at the Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Dr Alfred Ampomah Appiah, revealed that in addition to the 33 samples received from the health ministry, it has continued to receive more herbal medicines for testing.
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