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General News of Tuesday, 7 April 2020

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Coronavirus: Zanetor fetes vulnerable Constituents


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Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency, has donated food items to the vulnerable within the constituency to support them cope with the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown period.

The move is to mitigate the risk of transmission of the coronavirus among her constituents, especially the vulnerable who live on the daily income.

Joined by some constituency executive members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Zanetor distributed loaves of bread, bags of sachet water and chocolate powder for their daily upkeep.

"These are indeed challenging times, and in times like these we need to lend a helping hand to the less privileged," the Klottey Korle lawmaker said during her rounds to distribute the food items to the vulnerable.

"To this end, my team and I donated over two thousand loaves of bread, bags of sachet water and chocolate powder to the vulnerable in my constituency as part of the effort to help them cope with the ongoing lockdown," she added.

Dr. Zanetor had earlier on presented boxes of medical items as well as liquid soap, antiseptics, sanitizers, among other items to some health institutions, markets, mosques and other public places within the constituency.

Globally, health workers, governments and religious bodies are working tirelessly to slow the spread of the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Simple hand-washing with soap, sanitizers, among others, Dr. Zanetor said remained the recommended way by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for now to halt the transfer of the virus by touch.

The Klottey Korle MP charged residents within the constituency to seriously adhere to the preventive measures outlined by the WHO.

Additionally, the constituents were advised to keep a distance of approximately two meter from the interlocutors with signs of the disease and as well try not to touch their eyes, lips, and nose with their hands as the virus could penetrate through the mucous membranes.

Though the virus originated in China, Italy is the worst affected country in the world. The number of recorded deaths in Italy has surpassed China and all other affected countries around the world.

The current global number of recorded infections stand at 1.3million plus, with over 74,000 deaths.
Since the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, Ghana has recorded about 214 cases out of which five are reportedly confirmed dead, eight recovered as at Monday, April 6, 2020.

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