Once a member of Government’s Committee on Utility Bills of Educational Institutions, Chairman of the Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. John Baguri popularly known as Sir John has urged the general public not to let their guard down on the novel Coronavirus pandemic, as today marks exactly one year when Ghana recorded the first two cases of covid-19.
News about the first two cases in Ghana sent shivers through the spines of many Ghanaians. Some thought the world was coming to an end upon hearing the news. The future was blur for many Ghanaians, taking into consideration how the virus dealt with quite advanced countries like Italy, China, the USA inter alia with better health facilities.
But, a Member of the Constitution Drafting Committee of the Gold Refinery Hall at the University of Mines and Technology Mr. John Baguri in statement said, the period was really not a rosy time for anybody to be in the helms of affairs of a country. According to him, the tough decisions that the government had to take despite their dire socio-economic ramifications were testaments of the woes of the moments.
Recounting the difficult moments with Covid-19, he said the directives from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on measures taken to curb the spread of the virus have helped Ghana in many ways. “Educational institutions were shut down, and some remained shut down for months. Key economic hubs of the country were shut down. Churches, Mosques were closed down, etc. These earlier decisions by govermment have helped the country to effectively control and manage the spread of Coronavirus in the country.” He explained.
“The observation of the covid-19 protocols like social distancing, wearing of face mask, and hand washing obviously introduced a new normal to our way of life.” He reiterated.
The veteran former General Secretary of Wesley College of Education, and Ex-National Coordinator of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) is thankful to the Government of Ghana under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for importing 600,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines from the Covax Vaccine to vaccinate Ghanaians, a nationwide exercise which officially commenced on 2nd March, 2021 after the president, his Vice President and their spouses took the jab on 1st March, 2021.
He noted that, this has brought the biggest relief and perhaps the clearest path to restoring our normal way of life.
“It is, however, instructive to note that covid-19 is still with us. Let us not let our guard down. Covid-19 is real, keep safe.” John Baguri said.
As of today, records from Ghana Health Service indicate that, Ghana has about 86, 737 total cases with 86, 299 recoveries; the death toll is about 656.