Hajia Mariam Iddrisu, Sagnarigu MCE

The Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly has announced a compulsory 14-day quarantine of residents of the municipality returning from the coronavirus pandemic hit regions of Ghana. In a circular copied to thecustodianghonline.com, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hajia Mariam Iddrisu advised all communities and families in the area to find separate rooms for any of their relations returning home from the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions for a period of 14 days.

She said during this period, strict social distancing should be applied with all returnees in the area, stating that, “They should not mingle freely with anyone in their homes and need to be observed for any fever, cough, breathlessness, sore throat and runny nose.”

Hajia urged the people to report to the appropriate health facilities if such signs and symptoms are found any person for the necessary action and advised. “If after the 2 weeks there are no signs and symptoms of the disease, then the Returnees can now move freely among the household members” the MCE added.

The Sagnarigu Chief Executive noted this forms part of measures to contain and control the wield spread of the COVID-19 disease in the country.  “This advice should be taken very seriously to protect the relations of Returnees in particular and other community members at large” Hajia Mariam emphasized.

Hajia Mariam Iddrisu provided two emergency contact numbers (0244885597, 0240750024) which the people can call for the emergency response team to attend to them.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday, March 27, declared a partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi, the epicentres of the coronavirus diseases in Ghana. Consequently, there has been a mad traveling from the two regions towards the north, particularly, people who hail from the northern enclave and are seeking greener pastures in the south.