Mr. Issaka Zitor, Savannah Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has asked parents and guardians to keep used face masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) away from their children in order not to endanger their lives.
He said although people who disposed of these PPEs may not have the coronavirus, it did not make it safe for children to play with them since there may be other hidden bacteria or viruses in the PPEs.
Mr. Zitor said this when he spoke on Yagbon Radio morning show on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, as part of NCCE’s monthly public awareness creation campaign on Covid-19 preventive measures and good environmental governance.
He said keeping the environment clean had become a collective responsibility, which starts with everyone.
“As a citizen let us know that it has been our responsibility to protect and safeguard the environment as stated in Article 41(k) of the 1992 Constitution”, he said.
The Regional Director of NCCE asked individuals to dispose of their used PPEs properly to protect lives and the environment.
He called on the people of the Savannah region to stay safe by diligently observing the laid down protocols of the covid-19 pandemic to protect themselves and others from contracting the virus.
Though our region is currently not having any covid-19 case, we don’t have to be complacent in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Zitor noted.
“This is an infectious disease but it is sad to note that the protocols put in place to help stop the spread of the virus are being flouted with impunity and it is about time for all of us to be ambassadors against the virus and live safe and healthy to contribute towards nation building”, he stated.
Ghana covid-19 cases currently stood at 42,993, with 40,796 recoveries while 248 have succumbed to the virus.