Coronavirus: Hundreds ignore social distancing as they gather to receive food from NADMO in Asokwa

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 Source: mynewsgh.com

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Hundreds of underprivileged people have gathered today in Asokwa Kumasi to receive food being distributed by the National Disaster Management Organisation( NADMO) as part of government measures to cushion the vulnerable in this lockdown period.

The people jostled to get their fair share of the food as officials from the organization and security agencies tried unsuccessfully to maintain order, let alone observe social distancing.

Government imposed a lockdown in Greater Kumasi and its surrounding areas over two weeks ago as part of drastic measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

But even with the lockdown in force, some people have ignored other measures key to fighting the pandemic such as maintaining social distancing and regular hand washing under running water with soap.

Distribution of food by philanthropists and government agents has been done largely in total disregard for the social distancing protocols proposed by experts to stem the spread of the virus.

Many have condemned the disorderly nature of the distribution of food and other essentials to the vulnerable and underprivileged, insisting that it could become an avenue for the spread of the virus...

Source: mynewsgh.com
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