COVID-19: “Find a separate room for people coming from lockdown areas; they may be carrying the virus”- Upper Denkyira East Env. Unit

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The Environmental Unit of the Upper Denkyira East Municipal Assembly-Dunkwa-Offin,on Saturday urged the general public,especially families in various communities in the Municipality to find a separate room for any of their relatives coming from lockdown areas.

“Don’t sleep with them find a separate room for them (returnees) as they come from lockdown areas; they may be carrying the virus” they said.

President Akufo-Addo during his address on Friday announced a lockdown of Greater Accra, Tema and Ashanti Region for two weeks as part of the government’s efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in Ghana.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has identified, Accra and Tema in the Greater Accra Region and Kumasi in the Ashanti Region as the epicentres of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana.

The lockdown takes effect Monday dawn with essential workers exempted from the temporary measures announced by the President.

Due to this, some people at lockdown areas are traveling to areas with no lockdown.


In a statement signed by Andrews Asare Afari,the Municipal Environmental Health Analyst and sighted by Puslenewsgh.com, said”Let’s your relatives have his/her separate room for a period of 14 days,because he/she could be carrying the coronavirus as returned from affected areas. during this period strict social distancing should be applied with the returnees. They should not  mingle freely with anyone in their homes and need to be observed closely for any Fever, cough,  breathlessness, sore throat and running nose”. 

“If the above signs and symptoms are found, a visit should be made immediately to the nearest Health Centre for further advice and action”, the statement said.

Read full statement below:

URGENT INFORMATION
The Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit of Upper Denkyira East, Dunkwa-Offin is calling on every family in all communities to be STRONGLY ADVISED to find a separate room for any  of their RELATION returning from OTHER REGIONS FOR  A PERIOD OF 14  DAYS. During this period strict social distancing should be applied with the returnees. They should not  mingle freely with anyone in their homes and need to be observed closely for any Fever, cough,  breathlessness, sore throat and running nose. 
If the above signs and symptoms are found, a visit should be made immediately to the nearest Health Centre for further advice and action. 
If after the two weeks there are no signs of the disease,  then they can now move freely among the household members. 
This advice should be taken very seriously to protect the relations of returnees in particular, and other community members at large!  Thank you!
UPPER DENKYIRA EAST ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SANITATION UNIT NEED YOU ALIVE…
……Signed……….ANDREWS ASARE AFARIMUN. ENV. HEALTH ANALYST.

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