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Public warns against stigmatising Covid-19 patients

Nana Kwafo Akoto III, the Paramount Chief of the Akwamu Traditional Area has appealed to the public refrain from a persons suspected to be infected with Covid-19.

Odeneho koto III described the act as a serious one damaging social which bring negative health consequences such as non-optimal medication adherence, higher chances of depression and a lower quality of life.

He made the appeal at a public sensitisation event organised by the Akwamu community Covid -19 team at Mpakadan and Apeguso in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.

The chief stressed the need of  everyone  susceptible to contracting the deadly coronavirus hence there is no tangible reason to negatively brand patients.

He commended that government for the mandatory quarantine policy stating that it is yielding results.

The Akwamu chief further warned against propounding conspiracy theories and politicising issues regarding the Covid-19 in the country.

At the same event, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asuogyaman, Samuel Kwame Agyakum told Adom News’ Kwasi Azor that the assembly has made the wearing of nose masks mandatory for all residents.

This move was in a bid to effectively fight the spread of the  Covid-19.

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