The Ghana Medical Association has urged authorities to bring back police and the military to ensure the wearing of nose masks and practising social distancing becomes compulsory.
The President after lifting the restriction on the movement in Accra and Kumasi advised people to wear nose mask and practice all other safety measures including social distancing.
Many have been walking in twon for the past two days without the mask and the GMA beleievs the country risk getting an increase in COVID-19 cases if some of the safety measures are not enforced.
The Deputy General Secretary of the GMA Dr Titus Beyuo, said for the President’s advice to work there is a need to redeploy police and the military to enforce it.
“The President urged that people should use the mask we actually wish it was mandatory. Granted that it was not mandatory but rather an encouragement we asked that the government puts in measures that all people going to the hospitals wear mask, we don’t want people to walk around without mask. Looking at how people responded to the lifting of the ban spells doom, they think it is over. So we think the security forces must remain on the streets to ensure all safety protocols are enforced.”
In the Ashanti Region, the Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah today held a meeting with the security council and agreed to redeploy the police and the military back onto the streets to ensure this advice from the president is adhered to.
Ghana’s case count as of April 19, 2020, was 1,042 with 9 deaths and 99 recoveries.