Supply free hand sanitisers, put country on lockdown – TUC to Akufo-Addo

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The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has recommended to President Akufo-Addo to take aggressive measures to protect citizens from the deadly new coronavirus.

Among the measures being suggested by the labour union is for the government to either make hand sanitisers available to the public free of charge or the price should be subsidised for people to buy.

“We strongly suggest that government should provide sanitisers to all residents of Ghana free of charge or they should be susidised to make them affordable to everyone, regardless of their income levels,” the TUC said in a letter addressed to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

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The letter, dated Monday, March 23, 2020, and signed by the Secretary-General, Dr Yaw Baah, notes that the risk of the spread of the virus also known as COVID-19 remains high requiring a lockdown.

“Mr President, the risk of spread of the virus in Ghana remains high. We need more aggressive measures to protect the people from this deadly virus, including a lockdown if that is what is needed to protect the people,” TUC said.

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Two persons have died from the coronavirus in Ghana as of Monday, March 23.

The Ghana Health Service says three new cases have been recorded, bringing Ghana’s total number to 27.

The union acknowledges that its proposed measures may be extreme but added, “they are necessary”.

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