COVID-19: There Is Nothing Shameful To Testing Positive – Nana Addo Tells Ghanaians

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians to make their health needs the first priority due to the spike in coronavirus cases across the country.

According to the president, anyone who experiences the symptoms of the virus such as cold, high temperature, bodily pains, loss of taste and smell, difficulty in breathing as well as sore throat should seek medical attention immediately.

To him there is nothing shameful to testing positive.

“…I implore you to pay attention to your health, when you begin to experience symptoms such as fever, persistent cough, bodily pains, loss of taste and smell, and difficulty in breathing, seek immediate medical attention at the nearest health facility.

I remain concerned about the stigma associated with this disease. Stories of persons who have recovered from this disease, and being shunned by their own relatives and communities, are a source of considerable worry to me, because they undermine our efforts to fight it. There is nothing shameful about testing positive. We do not have to lose our sense of community because of this pandemic,” the president said.

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