GIJ’s first female SRC President has urged strict compliance of Covid 19 safety protocols as students of the institute resume academic work.
Alimatu Quaye says every student has a responsibility of protecting himself/herself against the virus.
The call comes amidst growing cases of the Covid 19 pandemic.
During an interview with Radio GIJ’s Kennedy Twumasi, Alimatu said the SRC and management are doing its best to keep the virus under control.
“When management says wear your nose masks and when you are able to by pass the security post in your nose mask, get into the classroom, and remove your nose mask,
management cannot can not come into the classroom and tell you to wear your nose mask. We all have to be responsible”. she said.
She noted, however, that every student has a role to play as well.
Nana Addo threatens to reintroduce restrictions
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has said the government may be forced to reintroduce restrictions including a partial lockdown if Ghana’s COVID-19 cases continually increase.
He said, although the government is against the idea of a partial lockdown due to its negative impact on the economy, it might resort to that if the rate of spread increases.
“We do not want to go back to the days of partial lockdowns which had a negative impact on our economy and way of life but should that become necessary and should the number of active cases continue to increase at the current rate, I will have no option than to reimpose these restrictions because it is better to be safe than to be sorry so together let us all ensure that we respect the protocols,” the President said in his 22nd update on government’s enhanced responsive measures against the outbreak.
There has been a surge in the number of infections which has been largely attributed to the laxity
in the adherence to safety measures among the public.