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General News of Monday, 27 April 2020

Source: GNA

Bawumia joins COVID-19 youth campaign to curb spread

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia play videoVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has joined the COVID-19 Youth Campaign, initiated by the National Youth Authority (NYA), to sensitise the youth to observe the hygiene and safety protocols towards curbing the spread of the pandemic.

In a video message posted on his Twitter page, Dr Bawumia entreated the youth to adhere strictly to the hygiene and safety protocols such as frequently washing their hands with soap under running water, use of alcohol-based sanitizers, observing two-metre social distancing, and avoiding handshakes.

He made reference to the mode of transmission of the virus such as human-to-human, which could be done through droplets from an infected person.

"The young people should not have false sense of security that they are almost immortal, and the virus cannot attack them,” he said.

"The virus is an equal opportunity attacker, it attacks everybody whether old or young, rich or poor."

Making reference to the demographic spread of the virus in Ghana, the Vice President said the majority of the people affected were those below 44 years and, thus, advised the youth to exercise caution to avoid contracting the pathogen, adding; "Ghana needs you for the future".

Ghana's confirmed case count is now 1,550 with 155 recoveries and 11 deaths as of Sunday, April 26.