COVID-19: Situation Update.

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According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana’s Covid-19 active cases has increased from 1,469 to 1,584 with the death toll from 777 to 779. 118 new cases has been recorded within the last 24 hours.

This tells us that the country is not out of the woods yet.

News about the expected AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX in India not arriving at the scheduled time could also worsen the situation.

This is because it will delay the second dose for those already vaccinated and further delay that of those yet to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The country has struggled to keep to its plan following supply cuts in India the main producer of AstraZeneca doses which is currently struggling to cope with demand at home, following a significant surge in cases there.

But the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has assured the good people of that he expects delivery of some 300,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine doses this week to get the vaccination programme back on track.

Therefore we need to keep protecting ourselves at all times by following the laid down safety protocols to the letter.

Wearing of face masks at all times when in public shouldn’t be taken forgranted because the new strains of the virus are even more deadly and spread faster than before.

Washing of hands with soap and running water frequently will keep the virus from spreading through our hands. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer where there is no water.

Also keep your social distancing protocols in strict adherence because that’s how the virus moves about.

The virus has no legs and neither does it have a pair of wings to fly about; we are the ones who carry it along to help it to spread.

Keeping our social distancing protocols in check would help break the chain of spread.

Finally, visit the nearest hospital or call your doctor immediately if you feel ill or experience the following symptoms:

Fever, dry cough and tiredness, aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes.

The above are some common symptoms of Covid-19.

The deadly virus is easily transmitted from one person to another through coughing, handshake or even hugging, so please avoid these.

Stay home; unless its absolutely necessary to go out.

Let’s help each other by protecting ourselves and together we will surely defeat this lethal and deadly pandemic.

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Citizen Atare is a Ghanaian who hails from the Upper East Region. He is an ICT professional working at the University of Ghana, Legon. Citizen Atare is an amateur freelance writer and blogger for over 20 years, who likes to research into everyday lifestyle issues and situations, politics, and cultural practices to write about to educate and also entertain his readers. He is a highly creative and motivated, highly inquisitive, open minded and to an extent risk-taking with a high visual acumen. He is a dreamer who isn’t afraid to break creative barriers. He is also a passionate aviation, tech and motoring enthusiast with a lot of knowledge to share and a private researcher. He has no formal education or certificate in journalism, but the hunger to know more and do more, backed by an impressive work portfolio is what drives him to write the things he knows best for his numerous online fans. Citizen Atare is married to Margaret and they both live in Accra with their lovely daughter Zoey. His hobbies include reading, listening to very good music; especially jazz, writing, watching action, sci-fi and adventure movies, travel and site seeing and swiming. He likes eating fufu and palm nut soup, but prefers boiled rice and kontomire stew with agushie more. Contact: pnawurah@gmail.com

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