Government will tomorrow, 8th April, begin mass production of face mask to augment the existing ones.
This was announced by the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu during a press briefing on Tuesday.
According to him, government will take delivery on about 15,000 face mask daily for onward distribution to health workers and Ghanaians at large.
This mask will be produced locally.
Meanwhile, a former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Dr Appiah Denkyira has warned Ghanaians against producing and wearing their own face or nose masks because it cannot protect them from the deadly coronavirus.
According to him, like the hand sanitizers, the nose and face masks must meet certain standards.
“You cannot just put on any ordinary face and nose masks because when it soaks it affects the bearer so it is not advisable to produce your own nose or face mask,” he stated.