The attitudes of many Ghanaians towards the commentary of the well being preventive protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic was initially not encouraging within the early days of March 2020 when the nation recorded her first two instances. This was attributed to the infodemic that went viral that the black gene was proof against the coronavirus. From that point, many Ghanaian residents numbering into hundreds have examined constructive to the coronavirus, opposite to the sooner improper assertion that the virus was immune to the black pores and skin. At present, Ghana’s case depend for coronavirus is 22, 822 with 129 deaths. This ever-rising quantity in reported COVID-19 instances ought to have made the unusual Ghanaian very cautious in meticulously following the security protocols. Quite the opposite, some Ghanaian residents, with the bulk within the illiterate class as a random survey carried out by the author recommended.
Two well-liked views have been expressed within the survey. The primary and main view was that the statistics for the reported COVID-19 instances given within the day by day COVID-19 replace by the Ghana authorities’s instrument, the Ghana Well being Service, was flawed and misleading, geared toward attracting worldwide funding. Thus, the figures cited within the nation for coronavirus, to those Ghanaians, are deceptive and politically motivated to help the nation to obtain worldwide monetary assist. Political electoral opposers have fingered the ruling authorities as utilizing the purported funds believed to have been obtained for his or her political campaigns within the basic election scheduled for December 7, 2020.
The second well-liked view shared by many Ghanaians within the illiterate class of the inhabitants is that they’re unsure of the existence of the coronavirus. Although some Ghanaian politicians and famend members within the Ghanaian society have died from the COVID-19, lots of them nonetheless doubt the actual reason behind their deaths. Some Ghanaians even declare that they might imagine within the existence of the coronavirus solely after a member of their household contracts it or dies on account of it. Others assert that even when the coronavirus exists, authorities and different company associations have exaggerated its well being impacts.
Primarily based on these two well-liked views, observing the security protocols for the COVID-19 shouldn’t be a precedence or something to be given critical consideration. The sporting of face masks shouldn’t be noticed by such individuals. Even when they’ve face masks, they refuse to put on them. Few accomplish that once they discover the presence of police officers. Many others when questioned about why they don’t seem to be in face masks, give flimsy excuses. They declare that the extended sporting of the face masks makes respiration tough, whereas many others say that it makes talking audibly a problem. Sadly, these attitudes of those Ghanaians, if not corrected or addressed, would doubtlessly result in a excessive leap within the COVID-19 reported instances within the speedy future in Ghana. To treatment the scenario, the federal government of Ghana should deploy extra safety personnel to numerous cities and communities within the nation to implement the implementation of the Ghana authorities’s directive of sporting face masks always and all locations.
The federal government of Ghana by way of the Ghana Well being Service should make sure that continued public well being training on the existence of the coronavirus and the relevance of observing all the security protocols to forestall the an infection and unfold of the coronavirus is carried out to dispel the rising infodemics in regards to the COVID-19 within the nation. Additionally, the Ghana Well being Service should tactfully use the knowledge centres within the varied small cities and communities as communication retailers in disseminating public well being training on the coronavirus of their respective native dialects. This might complement the already good efforts by the Ghana authorities in utilizing radio and tv stations in addition to the print media in finishing up public well being training on the coronavirus. These suggestions would assist stop the seemingly hype within the variety of COVID-19 instances in Ghana, projected within the speedy future on account of the emergence of the quickly spreading and new infodemics.