The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Justice Yankson says the best option to help stop the spread of COVIID-19 is the compulsory wearing of nose mask.
Many people ever since the restriction of movement in Accra and Kumasi was lifted, many have been seen in town without the mask.
Dr Yankson believes that is a worry due to the continuos increase in COVID-19 cases in Ghana.
He has called on the authorities to make the wearing of mask mandatory at this point to help curb the spread of the disease.
“On the cloth face masks, once it is produced under the guidelines, it should be good to wear it. We think it should be mandatory for everyone to wear a mask, there are projections of having a higher number of cases in the future, but projections are not certainty, we can work towards that by preventing ourselves”
The GMA beleieves that one of the ways to ensure people wear the mask is to redeploy police and military personnel to enforce it.
That redeployment strategy has already been adopted by the Ashanti Regional Minister, who met with the security council in the region and agreed to bring back the police and the military onto the streets.
President Akufo-Addo’s decision to lift the lockdown of Accra and Kumasi has been met with mixed reactions as some believe it is a good decision which will ease the financial burden on them.
Others also think this could have a negative effect on many as it could aid the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Ghana’s case count as of April 19, 2020, was 1,042 with 9 deaths and 99 recoveries.