<![CDATA[A former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, has said there is the need to work extra hard to impress upon people to obey all the Covid-19 protocols as a way of curtailing the spread of coronavirus. “We have got to take it seriously, we have to continue to hammer on, especially the [social] distancing rule,” he told Alfred Ocansey on the 3FM Thursday, July 2. He added: “Let’s take the Covid-19 fight seriously, when you don’t have life you can’t do anything. Your life is the most precious commodity for the Ghanaian people. “For our country, it’s the human resources that runs the country and so therefore we have to be more responsible for our own safety, love our lives a lot more. “I have seen some of the kids in my area playing football, when in fact international professional football have been on lockdown. “If professional football that are paying millions have been curtailed how can you just go and do social soccer, I saw in my area when I was driving and I had to call someone among them to caution them. “We have to work harder to impress upon the general society that this is pandemic that has killed more than half a million, than even the world war killed anything remotely closed.” He was commenting on the passing of the man he succeeded as NPP General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John), who died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, July 1. Sir John was said to have been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where he was being treated for coronavirus.