Nine new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Western North Region of Ghana.
These cases were recorded in the Sefwi-Wiawso and Aowin municipalities of the region, with five active cases recorded the former and four in the latter.
This development brings increases the region’s tally of active cases to 674 of which 663 recoveries and 2 deaths have been recorded.
The Regional Public Health and Emergency Management Committee (PHEMC) made this known in a release signed by the Western North Regional Health Director, Dr. Marion Okoh-Owusu.
Ghana News Agency (GNA).
The Regional Health Director further revealed that 68 contacts were being traced and would be isolated once contacted.
The directorate bemoaned the reluctance of residents to comply with basic preventive measures such as the wearing of nose masks. Dr. Okoh-Owusu further intimated that the Directorate would intensify the COVID-19 police activities as an immediate measure to curb the worrying spikes.
She also called on the region’s opinion leaders to champion campaigns that ensure the people in the various communities adhered to all the COVID-19 safety protocols.
Dr. Okoh-Owusu tasked shop owners and attendants to ensure customers and clients washed their hands before entering their shops as this would go a long way to help in the fight against the pandemic.
She entreated residents and the general public to observe physical and social distancing at public gatherings, use alcohol based hand sanitizers, wear nose masks and regularly wash their hands to defeat COVID-19 in the Region.