Unilever Ghana has joined the fight by stakeholders against the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak which has infected 24 people and killed one person in the country.
The company, which boasts of trusted hygiene and personal care products, has been providing boxes of Lifebuoy soap to frontline institutions and staff on the fight against the deadly virus which has triggered health crisis in parts of the world.
So far, the Nogughi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Tema General Hospital and the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital have benefited from the support.
The donation is being done under Unilever Ghana’s Lifebuoy soap brand which advocates proper hand washing with an anti-germ soap under running water.
Also, the company has collaborated with some media houses on sharing of educational materials on practices to help people stay safe as the Ghana Health Service has warned of more possible covid-19 cases in the coming days.
There have been educational campaigns at some churches and lorry stations where hand washing platforms have been set up to encourage proper hand washing habits.
A statement issued by the company Monday described the gesture as “widows might”.
“Unilever Ghana implores the good people of Ghana to endeavour to adhere to the safety and health protocols outlined and announced by the government, and to commit, at a personal level, to keep safe always,” it advised.
Ghana has currently closed all its ports of entry as part of raft measures announced by the government to stem the spread of the virus which was imported into the country from some of the affected nations.
All schools have been closed and social gatherings of more than 25 people have been banned with calls on all to observe social distancing of at least one metre.
As the global cases surge, some experts are pushing for a lockdown before the country’s situation gets worse as is the case in some European countries like Spain, Italy and France.
Globally, more than 300,000 people are infected by the virus which so far has no known cure. At least 13,000 of the infected have died and more than 93 recovered.