In light of recent updates and happenings concerning the impact and continue spread of the Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19), 2015 Black Entertainment Tv (BET) Best International Act-Africa award winner, Stonebwoy has urged Politicians and Ghanaians at large to desist from causing the global epidemic to become political in character.
According to the multiple award-winning reggae/ragga & dance-hall recording and performing artiste, the fast spreading of this global phenomenom and its consequences must be tackled and dealt with from an intellectual point of view, as politicization of this development will yield no result hence no perculiar solution to prevent the wide spread of the disease can be highlighted.
He made this call after the government ministry of Ghana that is responsible for the health of Ghana, thus, The Ministry of Health under the auspices of Kwaku Agyeman Manu, on 12th March, 2020, confirmed two cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the first cases to be reported in Ghana.
In a news release signed by the Minister of Health, who doubles as a Member of Parliament, laboratory results of the two confirmed cases were recieved at the same time from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. According these cases are imported cases as both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey.
Honourable Kwaku Manu however revealed that, both patients are currently being kept in isolation and are stable, assuring Ghanaians that, authorities in the health sector have initiated contact tracing. He added, the Government of Ghana with all Health Partners will continue to work assiduously to ensure the situation is contained.
However, In a Instagram post amidst preparation towards his last but not the least North America Tour in Georgia, USA, Stonebwoy urged politicians and Ghanaians to be sane in arraying mechanisms to curb this deadly menace, encouraging every Ghanaian to take care of their health and that of their families by adhering to the provisional precautionary measures, thus, regular and thorough washing of hands with soap under running water and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Avoid hand shakes and keep a distance of atleast two meters from a person with fever, cough, sneezing and difficulty in breathing. It is advisable to be physically active, drink plenty of water, eat healthy, avoid stress and have enough sleep. Stay home if you feel unwell with symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing and immediately call health institutions for assistance.