Parents have been advised to prioritise the health of their children by supporting them to comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols.
The Gender Ambassador in Ghana, Mrs Akua Afiriyie, said children must be given close attention and supervision in adhering to the protocols because they were also susceptible to the covid-19.
The safety protocols include wearing of nose masks, frequent washing of hands with soap under running water, use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer and maintenance of social distancing.
Mrs Akua Afiriyie gave the advice when she visited some school in the Ashanti region, to inspect how the COVID-19 safety protocols were being observed and to intensify awareness on the viral infection.
She lauded President Akufo-Addo for equipping schools with the needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) upon their reopening.
She noted that due to the surge in COVID-19 cases some parents were reluctant to allow their children to go to school and gave the assurance that they were in safe hands.
Mrs Akua Afiriyie who is also the president for Adowa Gospel music urged pupils not to hesitate to report to their teachers and parents in case they started feeling unwell.
She expressed appreciation to the teachers for their massive turnout and their commitment to ensuring that pupils were safe and received the best of tuition.
She added that due to intensified education on COVID-19 and strict enforcement of the safety protocols, pupils had gradually developed the habit of observing the protocols without supervision.
“As fearful as news about the disease may sound, let us not be weary and give up. The only available and effective way to fight its spread is by religiously adhering to the protocols.”
“Fortunately all the needed PPE have been provided by Government and so we have no excuse not to observe the protocols to the letter,” she added.
She said parents should provide additional nose masks and hand sanitizers to the children so they would not run out of stock.
Source : Mensah Francis – MyGhanaMedia.com