Covid 19: 42 percent of Ghanaians now wearing mask appropriately says GHS

The percentage of people wearing their mask appropriately has increase marginally from 10 percent as October last year to 42 percent currently according to the latest survey the Ghana health Service has announced.

The survey also reveals  the number of people not wearing the mask correctly has decreased from 72 to 36 percent.     

Speaking to Journalist in Accra on Tuesday (February 2) Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said the recent trends shows that the public is adhering to wearing of mask.

“So, the good news is that about 42 percent of our people are now wearing masks appropriately, 36 percent were not wearing it at all, with about 22 percent not wearing masks at all and 26 percent were not wearing it correctly, “he said

He added “So, if you add we are looking about almost 80 percent of people who have intention to wear, those who are not wearing properly, is still an intention to wear, so we are seeing an upsurge in the use of mask and we hope it will continue”

According to the survey Ayawaso West District registered the highest proportion of people who were wearing the mask correctly at 57 percent whiles Ga West District registered the lowest proportion of people who were wearing the mask correctly at  about 29.1 percent 

It says the proportion of people who were  correctly wearing the face mask  were slightly higher  among males than females.

However the survey said the proportion of people  who were correctly wearing face masks among children were slightly higher than adults.  

The top three communities that had the highest proportion of people wearing  face  mask correctly were University of Ghana main entrance ( Okponglo ) , University of Ghana main entrance and GCB Tower all in the Greater Accra Region. 

Meanwhile Nima Market, Glife Lorry Park and Osu Market entrance has been identified as three to areas where people are not complying with the wearing of masks in the Greater Accra Region.

Fred Dzakpata

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