Coronavirus: ‘Stay Home on Easter Monday – GHS advises Ghanaians

The Leader of Risk Communication for Ghana’s Covid-19 response, Dr Da Costa Aboagye has advised Ghanaians to adhere to the “stay home” preventive measure on Easter Monday. one of the preventive measures against the COVID-19 infection is to stay home and as we observe the Easter Monday holiday he has admonished Ghanaians not to participate in the usual easter Monday partying and visiting of friends and family but should rather Stay Home and enjoy the Easter holiday.

He further advised Ghanaians to avoid beaches, parties, celebrations and adhere to the directive of the President , the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Health Service.

According to the Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service, Staying at Home this Easter Monday will help avoid social gatherings as this promotes the spread of the COVID-19 infection and will also go a long way to help reduce the infections in the country.

“We have to do everything possible to stay home and “to protect the declining of cases”, we must not repeat what happened during the Christmas and new year season” He cautioned.

Speaking to Atinka news, Dr Da Costa further urged the media to use their platform “to educate the general public on the need to adhere to these protocols as we all work towards avoiding the surge in Covid-19 cases.”

Meanwhile the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Aboagye says the first batch of Ghanaians who have been vaccinated will receive the second jab of the AstraZeneca vaccines from the end of April to May.

Speaking to Samson Lardy Anyenini on Newsfile Saturday, Dr. Aboagye indicated that persons who were vaccinated about 8-12 weeks ago would be given the second jab as the government seeks various alternatives to procure more vaccines.

According to him, the longer one’s vaccination status which is about 12 weeks, the better.