Covid-19: GHS urges choristers to wear masks
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has advised choristers and singers to ensure that they have their facemasks on all the time when ministering at church because they are likely to expose themselves to the venom of the virus without the mask.
A recent survey conducted by the GHS on the adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols and facemask wearing in churches in Greater Accra revealed that about 63 per cent of them wear the mask.
Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, the GHS Director-General, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said that 90 per cent of all the members in the 38 churches visited wore their facemask correctly.
“There was no difference in the proportions of facemask wearing characteristics for both males and females. The proportion of facemask wearing was highest among the church members (92%) compared to ushers/protocol/security (86%), pastors/priest/elders (83%) and choristers/singers (63%),” he said.
Responding to reports of post-recovery conditions like impotence and mental disorders, Dr Kuma-Aboagye said there is a Post-Covid-19 clinics initiative for patients who have recovered from the deadly disease in almost all the treatment centres.
This is to allow medical experts provide the necessary medical support to the recovered patients.
He, therefore, encouraged patients to take advantage of those facilities in ensuring full recovery.
“After days or few months of being discharged from the treatment centre, one could do a follow-up to ascertain whether he or she has experienced any residual damage(s) from the disease,” he said.
Ghana Covid-19 status
Ghana has recorded 695 new cases of Covid-19, with the death toll rising to 482. The average daily infections is stable, but still hovering between 600 and 700, with 60 per cent of the cases in the Greater Accra Region.
Dr Kuma-Aboagye said more than 814,000 tests have been conducted so far, with 73,303 positive cases and 89 percent recoveries.
He said the workplace outbreaks are still high, and called for a shift system to curb the spread.
SOURCE : dailystatesman.com.gh