Singing Spreads Coronavirus – Prez Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has stated that singing is one of the processes through which one can infect others with the deadly coronavirus which has so far killed thousands worldwide.

In his eighth address on Sunday to update on national efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana, the President cautioned Ghanaians to take note and adhere to all safety protocols in order not to get infected.

 “The doctors and scientists tell us that the virus is transmitted from human contacts; talking, singing, coughing, sneezing and thereby sending droplets of the virus from person to another. That is why each one of us must strictly adhere to these directives,” he said.

The pandemic has so far killed some 11 persons in Ghana, with 1,550 recorded positive cases in the country as of Sunday, April 26.

Coughing and sneezing have been the most touted avenues worldwide through which one carrying the virus can spread it, so Ghana is taking no chances at all.

As such, the President is somewhat pushing for compulsory wearing of face masks.

According to him, as of Saturday, April 25, 2020, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu issued directives to guide the production and mandatory wearing of face masks.

“We should all familiarise ourselves with them and apply them, as the Regional Coordinating Councils of the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions are demanding of their residents,” he said.

By Francis Addo