The Ghana Blind Union in Tamale has trained some selected visually impaired persons in Nanton District on COVID-19 safety protocols.
The training, organized in collaboration with German Agency for international Cooperation (GIZ), an international enterprise owned by the German Federal Government, was aimed at enlightening the Blind Union on the signs and symptoms of the novel COVID-19 disease and to educate them on the safety protocols in dealing with the virus.
The participants were taken through how to wear nose mask, use of hand sanitizers, social distancing, and other safety protocols.
The secretary of the Tamale branch of the Ghana Blind Union, Mohammed Awal who facilitated the training through braille, said persons with visual impairment are more prone to the novel Coronavirus hence the training.
Addressing the participants, Mohammed Awal indicated that the training initiated by GIZ was to help protect members of the blind union and the general public from contracting covid.
On his part the Nanton Health Promotional Officer, Ibrahim Yakubu commended the Ghana Blind Union, Tamale branch and the GIZ for initiating the training, saying this came at the right time since the second wave of novel coronavirus is on the rise.
He revealed that the new variant of coronavirus had no sign and symptoms; therefore it’s important for people of the Nanton District to continue hand washing with soap under running water; wearing of nosemask and social distancing in order to avoid being affected by covid-19.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu