National House of Chiefs demand strict enforcement of COVID-19 protocols

The National House of Chiefs is cautioning the public against flouting the COVID-19 safety protocols. They say the continued disregard for the protocol will result in a total lockdown of the country.

A statement signed by the Registrar of the House, Anthony Yeboah Tabiri expressed the readiness of members to use their influence to ensure that the rapid spread of the disturbing pandemic is curtailed.

“…in this regard, the House entreats all traditional Authorities to ensure that events in their traditional areas such as weddings, funerals, naming ceremonies, festivals, Church Crusades and other social gatherings are held with strict compliance to the COVID-19 protocols” the statement said.

The Chiefs also asked the Ghana Police Service to be more serious about enforcing the adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols.

They called for expedited action on “mass vaccination of the citizenry alongside increased testing and isolation” to curtail the spread of the pandemic.

So far, 416 people have died from the deadly disease according to the President with the current active cases shooting up to 5, 358.

Currently, Ghana has 170 and 44 persons in severe and critical conditions respectively.

Meanwhile, the President in his latest address on the country’s COVID-19 situation has revealed that government will take delivery of first COVID-19 vaccines by March 2020.

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