COVID-19 protocols: Police officers no longer wear nose masks - GMA laments

COVID-19 protocols: Police officers no longer wear nose masks - GMA laments

- The Ghana Medical Association has expressed concerns over the attitude of the law enforcement officials in the fight against COVID-19

- The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the GMA, Dr Paa Kwasi Baidoo, admonished the Police officers who do not wear mask

- Dr Baidoo said he recently visited a police station and the personnel there were not wearing their nose masks per the laws

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The wearing of nose masks became very necessary as one of the various means to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Unfortunately, as the active cases have reduced in Ghana, many people have resorted to not wearing their nose masks.

The Ghana Medical Association ( GMA) has however expressed concerns over the attitude of the law enforcement officials in the fight against COVID-19.

COVID-19 protocols: Police officers no longer wearing masks - GMA laments
COVID-19 protocols: Police officers no longer wearing masks - GMA laments
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According to a report fled by Ghanaweb, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the GMA, Dr Paa Kwasi Baidoo, admonished the Police officers who are supposed to enforce the law on mask-wearing and are themselves not wearing them.

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Dr Baidoo said he recently visited a police station and the personnel there were not wearing their nose masks per the laws.

His concerns comes after President Akufo-Addo’s latest appeal to Ghanaians in his 20th COVID-19 address to the nation, urging Ghanaians to continue abiding by safety protocols as the world continues to battle the virus.

“Fellow Ghanaians, I make this plea to all of you to ensure compliance with the enhanced hygiene and mask-wearing protocols that have become part of our daily routines. This will help us in the fight against the virus”.

The coronavirus pandemic was first recorded on December 31, 2020 in Wuhan a province in China.

On March 12, 2020, Ghana recorded its first case from a Norwegian national and a Ghanaian who had travelled into the country.

Unfortunately, the virus spread so fast which led to announcement on restrictions on movement by the government, to curtail the spread of the virus.

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Meanwhile, a total of 120 new cases of COVID-19 was recorded at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in November, the director-general of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has disclosed.

The figure brought the total number of imported cases to 264 since the reopening of the airport.

The Kotoka International Airport was reopened on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, after it was closed to international and domestic air travel as part of measures to prevent the COVID-19 scourge in the country.

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