The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency of the Western Region, Mr. George Mireku-Duker has distributed disinfectants to his Constituents to fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
The disinfectants include; alcoholic-based hand sanitizers, Veronica baskets, liquid soaps and tissue papers.
As part of the efforts to sensitize the Constituents about the globally fast-spread Coronavirus, the MP took the opportunity to visit some market places and some institutions to share the disinfectants.
The beneficiary market places and the institutions are; Tarkwa Central Market, New Atuabo, Tamso, Cyanide, Brenakyim markets, Tarkwa Prisons, Immigration Service and Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Health Insurance Office.
Speaking to some residents, the MP urged them to ensure the laid down precautionary measures given by the Ghana Health Service and World Health Organization (WHO) to avoid contracting and spreading the virus.
He also urged them to strictly adhere to President Akufo-Addo’s directives and other directives that would come later.
The MP seized the opportunity to observe the National Day of Fasting and Prayers and prayed to God to have mercy on the world and destroy the Coronavirus for good.
He was optimistic that the Coronavirus would vanish like how the Egyptians were destroyed in the Red Sea when chasing the Israelites.
He advised against false publications about the virus to create fear and panic.
Demonstrating how to wash their hands, the MP said the palm, in between the fingers, the thumbs, the nails and the back of the hands should be washed thoroughly, adding that it should be same way sanitizers were also applied.
The MP is expected to continue his sensitisation exercise to other communities including lorry stations in the Constituency in the coming days.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.
The virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Essential information on the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in a dedicated WHO site.