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POLITICS: "Mask Wearing, Adhering To Social Distancing Must Be Central Feature Of Our Lives" - Prez

President Akufo-Addo has reminded Ghanaians to continue wearing their mask and observe the social distance directive adding it is the central feature of their lives.

According to him, the wearing of mask and observing of social distance must continue to remain for some time until the virus is completely eliminated from the country.

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Addressing the nation on Sunday, he said "Indeed, the high compliance rate with mask wearing of persons surveyed by the Ghana Health Service in some selected areas of Accra, to which I referred optimistically in my last address, has, according to a new survey by the same Service, fallen alarmingly"

He added in as much as the statistics are encouraging, in contrast to what is pertaining in several countries across the world, the country cannot afford to let its guard down.

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"We have to maintain, in a state of constant readiness, the enhanced infrastructure and expertise we have built during the period of the virus to cope with it. I have been reliably informed that, in some regions of our country where there are no active cases, some residents are abandoning, altogether, the protocols, such as the wearing of masks, put in place to defeat the virus" he mentioned.

President Akufo-Addo warned Ghanaians who want to continue to disregard the protocols, stressing severe sanctions exist in the country's laws for such persons.

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He added the law enforcement agencies will, where necessary, apply the measures without fear or favour, ill-will or malice, and without recourse to a person’s ethnicity, gender or religion.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith