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Source: Chirano

Regional Minister calls on private companies to support fight against coronavirus

The Western North Regional Minister has called on private companies in the region to support the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Kinsley Aboagye Gyedu says the region needs the support of these entities to help with preparation towards a possible outbreak of the virus.

He made the call when Chirano Gold Mines Limited presented medical supplies including Personal Protective Equipment, (PPEs) to the region, to be distributed to health facilities.

Some of the items donated by the company include respirators, gloves, goggles, disposable gowns, cover shoes, face shields, to mention a few.

The Western North Region is one of the few regions yet to record an infection of Coronavirus.

Nonetheless Health facilities are being equipped with PPEs and other supplies to make them ready to handle any infection that may be recorded.

Vice President and General Manager of Chirano Gold Mines, Ltd, Terence Watungwa, said being a major stakeholder in the region, the Mine has a responsibility to support the efforts by health facilities in the catchment area to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak.

The Regional Minister, Kinsley Aboagye Gyedu, commended Chirano Gold Mines, saying the supplies will boost the morale of health workers in the beneficiary facilities.

He called on other private industries in the region to lend a helping in the covid-19 fight.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed Ghana has recorded 70 more cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 636.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Monday, April 13 attributed the numbers to the aggressive approach by the government "to be ahead and go after the virus" through rigorous enhanced contact tracing "while limiting importation".

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