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NCCE appeals to the government to supply vulnerable persons with free nose masks

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has appealed to the government to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to vulnerable persons to stop the spread of COVID-19.

It said scores of vulnerable persons have taken refuge under the pretext that they cannot afford the PPEs, claiming; the high cost of the nose masks is a big hindrance for its usage.

Greater Accra Regional Director of the NCCE, Ms Lucille Hewlett Annan, who made the appeal to the government, explained that the supply of nose masks to vulnerable persons would help the COVID-19 educational campaign to yield better results.

She called for the distribution of educational materials on the proper use of the face masks to the districts for distribution to the public.

Ms Annan said the NCCE interventions across the country were progressively successful.

“We monitor and scale up our campaign strategically to meet emerging advocacy threats.

“We will continue with our community-based COVID-19 campaign through the NCCE Civic Educators to ensure that no one is left behind. We must reach out to every community with the preventive message.”

The Commission said it also observed that a section of the public believed that COVID-19 was a myth.

Recalcitrant persons were also refusing to properly wear the nose masks while others have turned the nose mask into a chin-shield.

Others also prefer to keep their nose masks in the bags and pockets only to use them when confronted by security personnel.

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