The attitudes of many Ghanaians towards the statement 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 circumstances. 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 incorrect assertion that the virus was proof against the black pores and skin. At the moment, Ghana’s case rely for corona selbsttest is 22, 822 with 129 deaths. This ever-rising quantity in reported COVID-19 circumstances ought to have made the odd Ghanaian very cautious in meticulously following the protection 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 fashionable views have been expressed within the survey. The primary and main view was that the statistics for the reported COVID-19 circumstances given within the each day COVID-19 replace by the Ghana authorities’s instrument, the Ghana Well being Service, was flawed and misleading, aimed 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 help. 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 common election scheduled for December 7, 2020.
The second fashionable view shared by many Ghanaians within the illiterate class of the inhabitants is that they’re unsure of the existence of the coronavirus. Despite the fact that some Ghanaian politicians and famend members within the Ghanaian society have died from the COVID-19, a lot of them nonetheless doubt the actual explanation for their deaths. Some Ghanaians even declare that they’d imagine within the existence of the coronavirus solely after a member of their household contracts it or dies because 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 fashionable views, observing the protection protocols for the COVID-19 is just not a precedence or something to be given critical consideration. The carrying of face masks is just not noticed by such individuals. Even when they’ve face masks, they refuse to put on them. Few achieve this after they discover the presence of police officers. Many others when questioned about why they aren’t in face masks, give flimsy excuses. They declare that the extended carrying 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 probably result in a excessive leap within the COVID-19 reported circumstances within the speedy future in Ghana. To treatment the scenario, the federal government of Ghana should deploy extra safety personnel to varied cities and communities within the nation to implement the implementation of the Ghana authorities’s directive of carrying face masks always and all locations.
The federal government of Ghana via the Ghana Well being Service should be certain that continued public well being schooling on the existence of the coronavirus and the relevance of observing all the protection 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 shops in disseminating public well being schooling 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 schooling on the coronavirus. These suggestions would assist forestall the possible hype within the variety of COVID-19 circumstances in Ghana, projected within the speedy future because of the emergence of the quickly spreading and new infodemics.