Coronavirus: A Bigger Threat Looms In Giving To the Needy

The number of persons who have tested positive for Coronavirus in Ghana has hit above 500, giving indication that we are still in perilous times and there are expectations that the lockdown directive may be extended and intensified.

In such period, many people including celebrities and firms are giving assorted items to people in need and the mode with which such donations are being done poses a greater danger in the battle with this virus.

Without realizing the peril, these donations could end up becoming our undoing if proper measures are not put in place by these donors in such exercise.

Congrats to all the donors

Some of these high profile personalities and celebrities alike are showing leadership and empathy by giving to the people who are in dire need of assistance in such dangerous times.

In the face of these weeks of lockdown, there are many people out there who are struggling – in need of just food, water and other basic products.  The economy is on a life support, many jobs have been lost and people are in despair, with the feeling of uncertainty reigning on our minds.

For the more privileged to be giving back to the needy calls for commendation and the call is also for others to offer help to make life easy for all of us.

Pictures/Videos Doesn’t Look Good

Pictorial evidence on the exercise of these personalities giving to the needy all over the country does not look good.

All the protocols outlined extensively in this fight against the virus are not being followed – unfortunately.  Social distancing is not being adhered to in these donation exercises. In one of such videos, people are even seen fighting over the distribution of food.

There are no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the many people who throng to receive such aid.

Most of these donations are done with no adherence to the critical directives that are supposed to ensure that the spread of the virus is curtailed.

Shockingly, some of these persons and firms who offer to donate, also go out there in the markets and other places with such lax protective gear. It doesn’t look good!

Risky Business

Clearly, the virus has shown that it is no respecter of persons; it has killed Pastors, politicians, doctors and nurses and ordinary persons – and it is everywhere!

These celebrities, in the bid to give back to the people are putting themselves and the people in need, at such greater risk of contracting the virus when they are firstly not staying home, not respecting social distancing and not donning any form of PPEs.

With the virus now being detected at all places, these donation exercises are potentially becoming breeding grounds for the virus to fester and we do not need this at this moment.

For most of these celebrities, giving and sharing photos and videos of such exercises excite them more than ensuring that the World Health Organization (WHO) and Ghana Health Service (GHS) protocols are strictly adhered to. They are in such a risky business!

Stick to the Protocols

It is essential to applaud those giving but it is also crucial for them not to exacerbate the problem. Those giving are perceived to be in a position to understand these protocols and it is expected of them to stick to them as they go out to give.

They ought to link up with the Local Assembly or local Churches to provide seats for proper seating arrangement in ensuring that social distancing is respected. If they do not have the resources to provide PPEs for the many, at least, they can educate the people to stick to some improvised elements of covering the mouth and nose and other important parts of the body.

Sharing of essentials should not be the only exercise for these donors. They should take just minutes to offer education on how these people can stay safe. Such education should be done before the sharing of food and other stuff. They would definitely listen before collecting.

Donors should also employ security when they embark on such exercises to avert any inappropriate behaviours during such exercises.

More Education Needed

No kidding; most of these people out there are still ignorant on what is happening. They lack the basic understanding of what COVID-19 is all about. They are just going about their normal careless lives without knowing how dangerous the virus is and how devastating it has become.

Such persons need proper education and these privileged personalities can link up with the appropriate health officials to offer such education to these people as they give all these equally important stuff.

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How About Testing?

We are all for giving to the needy in such times but, can these celebrities also use their influence to support the Ghana Health Services, not only in educating the masses in adhering to the precautionary measures but also assisting the frontline medical personnel in testing the people for the virus?

Testing can go a long way of detecting and curtailing the spread of the virus and these celebrities, in collaboration with the appropriate Authorities, can add it on to these laudable donation exercises.

How To Surprise🎁 Your Girlfriend👩‍👧On Her Birthday🎂

If you want to make your girlfriend feel special on her birthday, there are a lot of things that you can do. You don't have to spend a lot of money in order to make her feel loved and appreciated.

In fact, some of the best gifts are ones that come from the heart rather than being expensive or elaborate. Try one of these ideas for making your girlfriend feel special on her birthday:

Do something she has wanted to do for a long time.

Surprise your girlfriend on her birthday by doing something she has wanted to do for a long time.

Here are some ideas:

  • Go for a morning jog with her at the park.
  • Volunteer at the animal shelter together, cleaning cages and feeding dogs or cats. If you have kids, you could also bring them along when they're old enough to help out as well! This will be a great bonding experience for everyone involved!
  • Take her on an adventure in nature like hiking up a mountain or exploring caves nearby (if there are any). It's important that you plan ahead so she doesn't get hurt while trying these activities though! Also, make sure they aren't too strenuous since women tend to not have as much energy as men do even if they look good doing it too 😉

Go somewhere she has always wanted to go.

As a rule of thumb, we suggest that you take your girlfriend somewhere she has always wanted to go, but never had the time. This can be anything from a trip to the beach or concert to an amusement park or weekend getaway at a fancy hotel. The point is for you both to enjoy yourselves and have fun together!

If you want to do something really special for your lady love on her next birthday, book tickets for her favourite band taking over the town in two weeks—but don't tell her about it yet! This will keep her on her toes during their concert date and make her feel loved after all this effort from you!

Take her on an unconventional date.

A unique date can be the perfect way to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. When you take a girl out for the first time, you have to impress her and show her that you are not just any guy.

If she's never been to the place where you're taking her for dinner or drinks, then it'll definitely leave an impression on your woman.

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You don't have to go overboard with this one; just try something new and exciting! Even if what you choose is not extravagant or expensive, she will appreciate that special effort was made in order for her enjoyment - even more so when she realizes that all other guys wouldn't bother doing such things for their girlfriends' birthdays (or at all).

Get her a thoughtful gift.

When you're looking for the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend, it's important to keep in mind that she will actually use and appreciate what you get her. A thoughtful gift is one that is special to you, but also something she will appreciate. You can take this a step further by making the gift yourself—this shows that you put a lot of thought into it!

A few ideas:

  • Paint her favourite picture of herself on canvas (or another medium) using watercolours or acrylics
  • Make a scrapbook filled with photos of your favourite memories together and write captions as captions were written back when people still wrote on paper instead of computers (which means they're handwritten)

Spend more time with her than you usually do.

You could take her out for a fancy dinner or buy her a gift, but those are all things that have been done in the past by other people and they might not be as special to her as they once were. Instead, why not spend more time together?

Spend more time with her than you usually do. Make sure that each day you spend some quality one-on-one time with her before bedtime so that she knows how much she means to you—and how much fun she can be!

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important for couples to make time for each other even when life gets busy; this can help keep the spark alive in any relationship!

Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.

  • Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.
  • Go for a walk in the park, go for a hike, or get a babysitter and go to a movie.
  • Take your girlfriend to an art gallery or museum and look at all the paintings together.
  • Go to an amusement park that she's never been to before (but don't forget her birthday present).
  • Go see a comedian perform live with your girlfriend so that he can make jokes about how old you both are!

Bring her flowers or a small gift when she least expects it.

Flowers are a classic gift that any woman would love to receive on her birthday. The most important thing to know is what kind of flowers she likes best, so do some research and make sure you know your girl's favourite flower before you go out and buy it.

If you're not sure, ask her friends or family members what they think she would like.

Another thing you can do with flowers is getting creative with the presentation. You could wrap them up in cellophane and place them in a small box filled with tissue paper or put them in a vase and bring that to her house.

This can be done by asking the florist for help if you aren't sure how to arrange them yourself!

Don't forget to include a card or note explaining why they're special: "Happy Birthday" or some form of gratitude might be enough depending on how well you know each other at this point (if not yet).

Give her a private dance party.

If you want to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday, then the best way is to invite her over for a private dance party.

You could play some of her favourite songs, or even make up a song that describes how much she means to you. You can even put on some fancy clothes and dance with her. The most important thing is to make it special because after all, this is the woman who has been by your side since the beginning.

If she doesn't like dancing and prefers to sit back and watch others do their thing, then just make sure that she feels comfortable watching from afar before joining the fun!

Bring back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.

One of the best ways to surprise her is by bringing back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.

The best way to bring back a happy memory is by showing her something that reminds you both of that memory, like photos or videos. You can also share stories about how funny it was, and how much fun you had together.

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For example, if she always laughs when you say “I love dinosaurs” in a really annoying voice, then saying “I love dinosaurs” in your most annoying voice would be a great way to surprise her on her birthday!

You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money

You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money.

Spending time with her and doing something she has always wanted to do is one of the best ways to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. You can also surprise her by buying her a thoughtful gift.

To make this gift special, you can add a personal touch that not everyone else will have thought of. For example, if your girlfriend likes chocolate then you could buy her some chocolates but add a personal message inside each box so that only they know what it says.


You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show how much you care about your girlfriend. If you want to do something special for her birthday, just think about what she likes and try to make it happen.

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