Dr Charity Sarpong, the Greater Accra Regional Director of Health, said the fastest way to be infested by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease is by using gloves.
She explained that wearing gloves gave false security, which made people think they were protected from the disease when, in fact, it exposed them more to it.
Dr Sarpong was speaking at a sensitisation session on COVID-19 for members of the Grace Baptist Church at Sakumono in Accra.
She said those who wore gloves used them for everything, thinking they were safe and would not wash their hands, which was dangerous.
She noted that healthy people need not wear facemasks but must rather stick to the protective guidelines, adding that it was infected persons that had to wear the masks in order not to spread the virus through their droplets.
Dr Sarpong assured Ghanaians that the country had capable health professionals to take care of the situation and urged them to immediately call the emergency lines provided by the Ghana Health Service (0558439868 or 0509497700) for treatment when they experience symptoms like fever, cough, sneezing and difficulty in breathing.