Protecting Yourself This Festive Season Against Covid-19

The festive season is here, Christmas and Boxing day are already done and dusted but we still have the New Year to look forward to.

With the festive season comes family reunions and rekindling of friendships, get together and parties here and there, I am sure you know what I am talking about.

Its unfortunate however that just as we are in the festive season, there is news that our over indulgence in the season could result in the world having to be faced with a fourth wave of the Covid-19 especially with the discovery of the Omicron variant.

Hope is not lost however as we can still have fun with family and friends if we follow this precautions to guard our health and that of our family, friends and society.

The first step is to get yourself vaccinated if you have not already. There was a time when we were struggling as a country to procure vaccines to vaccinate Ghanaians against the virus and now that they are here in abundance for one reason of the other Ghanaians are reluctant to vaccinate. I have vaccinated and I entreat you to also do so if you haven’t.

Observe social distancing in family or social gatherings. If you cannot stay at home this festive season then you can at least observe the various COVID-19 protocols which social distancing happens to be one of them.

Put your mask on at all times when in public. The masks has proved to be one of humanity’s greatest weapon against the corona virus pandemic and I shudder to think where we would be without it. You should therefore not leave your home without your masks.

Do not forget to sanitize. It is disappointing to observe that Ghanaians have moved away from sanitizing their hands and now go about their business as if the virus is no more. We are still not out of the woods yet and so we need every Ghanaian onboard in the fight against the pandemic which means wearing of nose masks and washing/sanitizing hands intermittently.

Insist that the right thing is done. At this crucial point, it is essential that we have those who will at all times be on our backs to ensure that the right things are done to protect society against the spread of the virus. If you go somewhere and realise that the COVID-19 protocols are not followed, be a citizen and not a spectator by pointing it out to those around. Some of us forget easily and need constant reminder.

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