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Sports News of Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Source: APO

Coronavirus: Wear face masks to protect yourselves – Herbert Mensah to Rugby Family

An art work showing Herbert Mensah in a mask An art work showing Herbert Mensah in a mask

The President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, Herbert Mensah, has urged the Ghana Rugby Family to wear masks as a protective measure against the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Even though the lockdown in Ghana has been lifted the virus has not been locked down yet. Our President, HE Nana Akufo-Addo, urged Ghana to stay on high alert and to avoid public or social gatherings and to maintain another protective measure such as wearing face masks. My message to our Rugby Family endorses the President’s call. It is the wise and right thing to do in order to win this war,” Mensah said.

The series of messages emphasise the need to wear a mask as they were delivered on a face mask worn by Mr. Mensah in the video.

According to Mr. Mensah, he has not received any reports that a rugby player or official has contracted the virus, and he is very happy about that.

“We have embarked on a ‘Stay Safe’ campaign when the menace hit the world and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. All rugby events and activities have been suspended and our call to players is to firstly stay safe and secondly to keep up a personal strength and conditioning programme to prepare for the day when we can again do what we love – play rugby!”, Herbert Mensah said.

Rugby has been suspended on a global basis and Ghana Rugby’s participation in the Rugby Africa Cup has been affected at this stage.

Ghana would have played Zimbabwe on June 2020, 2020 and Tunisia in Ghana on July 4, 2020.