Coronavirus is an enemy, let’s rise above politics – Mahama


Former President John Mahama says he has asked his former appointees who were involved in his government’s efforts towards preventing Ebola to help the health ministry as the country battles coronavirus.

“I have instructed my communications team and my public health advisors to support any efforts by the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health in this particular regard.

“I have also asked all former appointees of my administration who assisted in our readiness efforts during the ebola epidemic to aid the government in whatever way they can if requested to do so. This virus is an enemy to all Ghanaians, and the call to duty in the fight against it rises above partisanship and politics”.

Meanwhile, The Chairman of the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) Kwame Kumah has advised all passengers using public and commercial transports in the country to stop debating as part of measures in controlling the spread of Coronavirus.

According to him, some Ghanaians have the habit of engaging in unnecessary debates and arguments about politics and football on commercial transport and by that means saliva is spread from one person to the other.

He told Morning Starr on Monday that “my advice to passengers is that they should stop engaging in unnecessary arguments and debate when they are in commercial transport and rather have them when they go home”.

Mr Kumah also said commercial drivers should buy hand sanitizers in the vehicles for short distance journeys to protect themselves and the passenger while long-distance drivers should provide soap and water for passengers to wash their hands.


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