By Patrick Biddah
The fight against the covid-19 pandemic has been stepped up at all front with the latest coming from the police administration.
This is in view of the police hierarchy in the Yendi Division who are threatening to sanction its officers who flout the Covid-19 safety protocols.
The Divisional Commander, Supt Twum Barimah disclosed this to Journalists at Yendi at the start of the second phase of disinfection exercise today in the Northern regionin all Police installations across the country which is being undertaken by waste management power house, Zoomlion Ghana Limited in collaboration with the government.
Although , no officer has been found been as yet to have flouted these safety protocols Supt Barimah, reiterated the resolve by his command to deal with their own men and women.
These safety protocols includes the wearing of nose mask, observing social distance as well as the washing of hands and use of hand sanitizer.
The threat by the Divisional Commander gives meaning to the law being no respecter of persons since the Police are mandated to enforce the adherence to these protocols and that of the ban on some social activities which are night clubs ,beaches, restaurant, wedding and funerals among others.
His comments also comes in the wake of increasing infection of the disease and the discovering of the United Kingdom and South Africa variants which the Ghana Health Service(GHS)indicates are hitting hard across the country since the infection of the Chinese variant was reduced drastically as at the end of 2020 when the recovery wards and isolation centers were virtually empty.
The latest statistics on the covid-19 by the Ghana Health Service brought the number of active cases to 6,107 as February 8,2021 with 472 deaths.
The disinfection at the Divisional Headquarters by Zoomlion covered the cells, the barracks , the charge office and the snap checkpoint mounted on the Yendi- Tamale road.
Speaking to Journalists on the scope of work , the Private Manager forZioomliin for the Eastern part of the Northern region, Mr. SalisuAbdul Mubarik, noted that 12 police facilities in the 10 districts of the Eastern part of the region will be disinfected in two days.
These are the Gushegu, Bimbila, Zabzugu, Karagaand Mion districts .The rest are Kpandai, Wulensi, Tatale, Sabobaand Nanumba.
He asked institutions who have concerns over the use of the chemicals for the disinfection to allay those fears because they are World Health Organization (W.H.O) approved which has no effect on the human life .