Former President, Jerry John Rawlings has admonished Ghanaians to be conscious of the deadly Coronavirus outbreak and protect themselves against the scourge of the virus.

He stressed that the alarming coronavirus infections and the associated virus deaths must be a wake up call to ensure strict adherence to the prescribed COVID-19 safety guidelines, especially during mass gathering activities.

“It does not appear that we can afford the comfort of thinking the COVID-19 virus has gone weak or lessened its grip. It is there and very much around waiting to infect and claim the lives of those of us who will underestimate its danger”, the former president advised in a post.

The ex-military leader said the virus deaths hitting public officials like, the Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John,  among others call for serious action.

“Let us wake up! There are too many gatherings that ignore COVID-19 preventive protocols. As we go through the process of voter registration, let us not let down our guard. It may be our last mistake. Let’s wear our masks, maintain appropriate social distancing, basic cough etiquettes, and proper hand and general hygiene protocols.

“Yesterday Sir John passed on and Peter Mac Manu and Carlos Ahenkorah are in ICU. Another Minister, Dan Botwe has barely survived the icy claws of the virus. A foreign doctor based in Ashaiman, has also recently succumbed, to the disease,” Mr. Rawlings noted.