The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says the number of people who have not been wearing face masks as a preventive measure in the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Accra has increased.
According to the GHS, the figure has increased to 82 percent in the last one month.
The Director General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye made this known at a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday morning [November 25, 2020].
He said in six major markets across the Greater Accra Region, over 90 percent of people do not wear face masks.
“The increasing cases early in October [was] because the protocol of application of masks was quite reduced. In terms of all the protocols, work place issues were challenging and so we have actually had to intervene to ensure things are done.”
“We’ve done some survey last week [and] just a marginal increase, those who are not wearing is still very high about 82 percent of people are still not wearing masks, 7 percent are wearing, the rest 11 percent are wearing but not wearing them accurately. And so that is a far cry from the 44 percent that we had a couple of months ago.”
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