“No handshakes; we’re elbow bumping” – Zanetor takes coronavirus education to her constituents


The Member of Parliament for Klortey Korley in the Greater Accra Region, Dr Zanetor Agyemang-Rawlings, is leaving no stone unturned in her efforts to make sure that her constituents stay fit, healthy and alive. As a result, Dr Zanetor has taken the coronavirus education to the doorsteps of her constituents.

Sharing pictures of herself interacting with her constituents, Zanetor made it clear that handshakes must be avoided as one of the measures to help curb the disease. Instead, she’s advocating for elbow bumping in place of handshakes. Thus, some of the pictures had her elbow bumping her constituents instead of shaking hands with them.

Dr Zanetor Agyemang-Rawlings elbow bumps with one of her constituents

Dr Zanetor also stated in that Facebook post that, with the ‘arrival’ of the coronavirus in Ghana, “we cannot take chances.” It is in this regard that she spent the week touring her constituency to sensitise her constituents and provide them with “practical tips on how to minimize the risk of exposure to #covid19.”

“I also supported the Adabraka mosque with some sanitary items. In Klottey Korle, we’re not taking any chances. #TogetherWeBuild,” Dr Zanetor wrote.

Ghana’s Health Minister in a joint press briefing with the Ministry of Information, Thursday announced the confirmation of two cases of the coronavirus disease, the first ever confirmed cases in Ghana.

Before the announcement the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had announced the setting aside of a hundred million dollars to fight the disease if it ever ‘docked’ in Ghana.

Following the turn of events [the confirmation of coronavirus], many people appear to be in a frenzied mood with others being panicky. As a result, many have heeded the advice to wash hands regularly and use hand sanitisers, a situation that has led to the shortage of hand sanitisers in many shops across the country.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has advised the general public to remain calm and take the basic precautionary measures against the disease. The Ghana Health Service, in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service, has rolled out an educational campaign to educate teachers, pupils and students in Ghana’s schools.

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