The Sagnarigu Municipal chapter of the Ghana Blind Union has held sensitization training for its members on COVID-19 prevention.
The workshop was to educate members of the blind union on the signs and symptoms as well as safety protocols in dealing with the novel Coronavirus.
The Northern Regional Health promotion officer, Hon. Rahinatu Yakubu who was the facilitator stressed the need for the public to practice frequent hand washing with soap, wearing of nose mask and social distancing.
“As people who use your hands as your eyes, you must wash or sanitize your hands regularly because you touch surfaces all the time and that’s where the virus can be”.
She revealed that, the Northern region record 951 cases of COVID-19 from January to March 2021 with 15 deaths and one death came from the Sagnarigu Municipality.
Hon. Rahinatu Yakubu also added that, out of the 951 cases recorded, 824 have recovered whiles 121 active cases are being managed at home.
She therefore encouraged participants to “avoid crowds, always wear a nose mask, cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze and if you have a fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical attention”.
Secretary of the Sagnarigu Chapter of the Ghana Blind Union, Suraya on her part said the training was to help protect members of the Union, their families and the general public.
She encouraged all participants to adhere to all the safety and prevention protocols that they’re taught and also educate other members of the GBU on the protocols.
She indicated that, the training was financed by GIZ with support from the Ghana Blind Union.
The Northern Regional Health promotion officer at the Ghana health service, Hon. Rahinatu Yakubu later donated 50 pieces of nose masks and braille handouts on COVID-19 to the leadership of the GBU.