COVID 19: as ActionPlus educates hawkers at Atimpoku, Juapong on COVID-19
Hawkers along the Easter Corridor Road in Atimpoku in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region and Juapong in the North Tongu District in the Volta Region were taken by surprise as ActionPlus Foundation paid them a courtesy visit last Wednesday to educate them on how to help contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Date Created : 7/24/2020 7:02:03 AM : Story Author : William Dei-Gyau/Ghanadistricts.com
According to the Public Relations Officer of the foundation miss. Grace Afi Hadzor, who lead the team revealed that their objective is to help sensitize the hawkers on the need to prevent coming into contact with the virus which has affected some twenty-nine thousand lives and over in Ghana as well as claiming about one hundred and fifty lives.
"The only way we can win the fight against COVID-19 is to strictly observe the health protocols outlined by the world health organization and adopted by the government of Ghana which includes the observation of social distancing, wearing of nose masks, sanitizing our hands frequently and washing our hands under running water with soap".
She cautioned the hawkers to always adhere to the protocols insisting that putting the nose mask on the chick should not be encouraged. She also advised them to use their hand sanitizer frequently because of the nature of their job where the exchange of money which could be a factor to contract the deadly disease is the order of the day.
The foundation after the education donated some Personal Protective Equipment to the hawkers and okada riders in Juapong.
With joy the hawkers expressed their profound gratitude to the founder of the organization for his kind intervention, promising to use the PPEs for it's intended purpose to help contain the spread of the virus.
The world-leading Non-Governmental Organization which has made health advocacy its priority has earlier this week organized a workshop to educate persons living with human immunodeficiency virus in the Greater Accra region on how to safeguard themselves amidst this COVID-19 era as well as donating some PPE to the participants.