Council of State urges free face masks for all Ghanaians

The Council of State is proposing the distribution of free face masks to all Ghanaians as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Council said the wearing of face masks form part of the preventive measures against the virus.

Speaking at a meeting with the President at the Jubilee House Tuesday, Council Chairperson, Nana Otuo Sriboe II, suggested part of the COVID-19 Trust Fund should be used in providing the face masks.

“We have to accept that this will also mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 and as much as we appreciate the integrity and the good intentions of the trustees of the COVID trust fund, we may make a small suggestion in effect if we could go out there to have the facemask sewn in millions so that every Ghanaian will have the privilege of donning a face mask,” he told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The President lifted the three-week lockdown of some four cities in the country after assessing his government’s efforts in containing the disease.

The Council of State was full of praise for the President and the measures he has put in place so far to combat the virus.

“It may be that you have come to the country at such a time like this. We are lucky, as a country, to have you as President at such a time as this,” the Chairperson of the Council said.

He added: “Your quote has been the quote of the year 2020, that you can bring the economy back to life but you cannot bring human beings back to life. Very prophetic and very insightful. Mr. President, we congratulate you on these.”

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