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Coronavirus: GHS lists some safety guidelines to be issued for workplaces

Thu, 14 May 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has hinted on some of the measures it will issue out to business owners and workplaces towards curbing the Coronavirus spread in the country.

Ghana’s coronavirus case has increased to 5,530 as at May 14, 2020. The recoveries and death counts remain at 674 and 24 at respectively.

Following the spike in recorded cases, the GHS said the majority of the new cases were recorded from workplaces.

Thus the guidelines for the workplace, according to Director of Public Health at the Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie, are underlying principles to ensure that the employees’ wellbeing will be ascertained.

Speaking at this morning’s Minister's Press Briefing, Dr. Sarkodie outlined some of the mitigating measures which include, “adhering to social distancing, the use nose of masks, making sure that there are hand hygiene facilities, adherence to coughing, sneezing and other respiratory etiquettes”

He advised that employers who have a congested work area should come up with innovative ideas or a schedule that will not allow all employees at the same place in order to adhere to the social distancing rule.

“If your place of work is congested such that you will not be able to bring all your staff together, you have to come up with a schedule which will permit some people to work effectively to undertake the essential service without unduly crowding together,” He indicated.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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