Lawyer Fatimatu Abubakar, Deputy Minister for Information has cautioned Ghanaians to continue observing the covid-19 protocols amidst the new delta variant.
According to her, the government is doing all it can to minimise the virus in spread of the virus by acquiring more vaccines to boost the immunity of citizens.
‘’It’s like the protocols are not being adhered to by Ghanaians anymore, most people are wearing the masks, we are behaving like the virus is gone, but we must not forget that some parts of the world are experiencing the second and third waves’’ she said.
She appeared in an interview with Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng on Freedom Radio’s ‘’Yen Man’’ show.
Admitting that, if Ghanaians will continue to sustain the hand washing, the use of sanitiser, and the wearing of masks, till the government gets enough vaccines to vaccinate its target of 20 million citizens, she was hopeful everyone will be free from the virus.
Lawyer Fatimatu indicated that research has shown that the new delta variant has a faster transmission rate and therefore pleaded with the general public to continually follow the protocols since the virus is not gone.
‘We should not deceive ourselves that covid-19 is no more, it exists and affects people’’ she emphasised.
She said the fight against the pandemic required a collective responsibility from both government and the citizenry, therefore citizens must also take a personal responsibility that the protocols outlined would be adhered to.
Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com