The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has expressed concern at the blatant disregard for Covid-19 control and prevention protocols by large sections of the Ghanaian populace.

According to them, this has contributed immensely to the recent rise in Covid-19 active cases over the past 6 weeks; a trend the Centre has described as dangerous “and might lead to an unmanageable increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in a so called second wave.”

Should this trend continue, the CSJ said this may lead to unprecedented loss of lives and productivity and government would have no option than to reintroduce more stringent measures to curb the spread of the virus just as countries like the UK and Australia have.

The Centre said, “With this increase, might come greater loss of life and productivity losses, if the required discipline is not enforced and observed. If this trend continues, it may become necessary for decision-makers to announce stricter measures to stem the tide.”

They have therefore made several requests to ensure that the country doesn’t go into another lockdown.

They requested that “business owners and proprietors of public places strictly enforce mask mandates on their premises and make available water and soap for handwashing

“That individuals abide by the recommendations made by our public health experts to always wear masks, physically distance, and regularly wash hands under running water, applying alcohol-based hand sanitizers where these are not available

And, “That political leaders ensure that during their campaign events, the above-mentioned Covid-19 protocols are complied with.”

If these measures are adhered to, the Centre for Social Justice says, the number of new infections will be kept low and “the Covid-19 scourge kept under control whilst the world awaits an effective vaccine.”

They advised the general public to put on their nose masks “to protect ourselves and loved ones from Covid-19.”

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