Oct 31, 2013, 9:51 AM
more community and border awareness on the prevention of covid-19 is critical
in stemming the spread of coronavirus in the country. The more informed
communities are, the more ready and up to the task they’re in making meaningful
Let’s not try to downplay the severity of the threat posed by the virus since it continues to claim lives in many countries ever since experts around the world first sounded the alarm about the highly contagious virus in early January.
Therefore, communities need to know the severity of this deadly virus.
When the deadly virus started sweeping across the globe, many people especially the conservative thought and saw it as a western ploy to gain attention.
After the first reported case in The Gambia involving a Gambian, who returned to the country from the UK and the death of a Bangladeshi, it became imminent and more people then took it more seriously.
At a recent awareness forum, the Governor of West Coast Region called on communities to dispel misconceptions on covid-19 and control its spread. He equally advised communities to make best use of the health precautionary measures like hand washing containers and detergents that were provided by people with their respective communities and some by the taskforce at border communities.
Meanwhile, it is also important to restrict movement of people especially those coming into the country from our neighbouring countries to curb the spread of the virus.
We should not be complacent in the fight because the daily number of new infections increases in our closest neighbours –Senegal.
Therefore, let’s continue to fine-tune our measures such as exit screenings and on other matters. We should not take our health lightly, as it is widely agreed that health is wealth.
So let’s continue adhering to good personal hygiene practices per directives from the Ministry of health and WHO.
“Keep calm and carry on.” “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” “Don’t worry, be happy.”