Demand for nose mask designed specifically for children has suddenly gone up as parents are buying more for their children’s in anticipation for their school children returning to school on Friday January 15, 2021 amid high active cases of covid-19.
Some market women who are into nose mask selling at Tudu, positioned right in front of the AMA fence have expressed satisfaction in how parents are trooping in their numbers to purchase the nose mask particularly the one designed for children.
Some of the parents who spoke to the Republic Press said they already have the material nose mask for their kids but the designs on the children nose mask being sold at the market have attracted them to buy more than enough for all their children as they resume school on Friday.
A mother of four, madam Adjoa who applauded President Akufo-Addo for re-opening schools has however called on school authorities to ensure strict adherence of the covid-19 protocols stressing “there must be more attention on the young one’s as they may attempt even exchanging their nose mask for fun”
Another parent, Mr. Kojo although agrees the children must return to school was not sure the covid-19 protocols will be strictly complied with as he said “even we the adults sometimes find it difficult to follow all the protocols”
One of the nicely designed kids nose mask sellers, madam Magret told the Republic Press that prior to the president’s announcing that schools will re-open on Thursday 15, 2021, the cost of a pack of the kids nose mask was thirty-five cedis but subsequently, the price is now pecked at fifty cedis which has forced them to sell one at two cedis instead of the usual one cedi.
“Even with the increase from one cedi to two cedis, the demand far exceeds the supply as our suppliers have run out of stock. The few left is what you see here, we have given some to our customers to sell in traffic”
Another excited seller who was happy that market is booming for them has pleaded with producers of the nose mask to produce more masks especially for the kids so everyone will get one.
Ghana’s covid-19 now stands at 1,261 active cases and 338 reported deaths on Monday, January 11.
This however does not mean anything to some people as they have refused to adhere to the covid-19 protocols as stated by the health authorities.
The nose mask seller’s said “although the adults nose mask is also selling, it is not selling as much as the kids one’s”
“They are buying but small small.”
Following the coronavirus pandemic, President Akufo Addo declared suspension on all public and private schools within the nation in an attempt to control the spread of the virus.
Well, many were those who lamented that staying at home is becoming boredom hence, the called for resuming of schools.
President Akufo-Addo has earlier announced that the government is convinced that it is safe to reopen schools this month.
Delivering his 21st address on the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, January 3, 2021, President Akufo-Addo officially announced the reopening of schools, expressing the conviction that the circumstances are rife for such a move.
President Akufo-Addo mentioned January 15, 2021, as the reopening date for basic schools.
“We are satisfied that in the current circumstances the reopening of our schools is safe. So, from 15th January our children in Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High in both private and public schools will be back in schools.
“All SHS 1 students will start class from 10th March and all the students embarking on the single track academic calendar , their seniors in SHS 2 and SHS 3 will however, return to school from 18th January.” The president said