A photo of factory workers producing what looked like face masks has been going viral today on Ghanaian social media.
Many of the reports are assuming that the photo was taken in Ghana as Ghanaian factory workers start producing locally manufacture face masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).
It seemed believable especially as the photo went viral after President Akufo said last Sunday that local manufacturer are being engaged to produce some of these things as part of the fight against coronavirus.
“…Government is actively engaged with local manufacturing companies to assist them in the domestic production of PPEs,” President Akufo Addo said.
“Domestic production of face masks, head covers, surgical scrubs and gowns will commence from Tuesday,” he added.
“For example, three million, six hundred thousand face masks will be produced domestically, with an output of one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) per day,” he said.
So it makes sense that the photo circulating on social media was believed.
Well.. the photo is correct alright. But it is from Kenya and the people are Kenyans producing PPEs for Kenyans.
Yesterday, a Kenyan government handle tweeted this a series of photos.
The people in the photo are Kitui County Textile Center workers who are making face masks.
“The plant is approved to make the masks that will be key in curbing the spread of the Covid-19,” the handle said.
So relax, ours will come but this is from Kenya.
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