Coronavirus: Ghana medical association calling for a total lockdown

Coronavirus: Ghana medical association calling for a total lockdown 13

The Ghana medical association has released a statement demanding the president the republic of Ghana to declare a nationwide lockdown.

The Association wants only essential services to be allowed to go about their daily activities in times that President Akufo-Addo has described as “not ordinary” with the country battling with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Association believes that lockdown may not seem a comfortable decision for leadership and citizens alike, but is a proven option backed by science and along with the other measures will ultimately be in our best interest.

Ghana now has 68 coronavirus cases, according to an update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

There have been 15 more cases confirmed cases since the last cases were announced less than 24 hours ago with three persons reported dead.

There have been lots of calls for a lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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At a press conference on Tuesday, Kojo Opong Nkrumah, the Information Minister said based on professional expert advice it is premature to impose a lockdown in the country.