Information gathered by Bestnewsghana.com amidst the fast increasing number of the corona-virus in the country in the past few days is likely to force the government of Ghana to announce a lock-down a moment from now.
Ghana has recorded a total of 68 cases of the pandemic with three deaths and one reported to have fully recovered.
Information gathered by Bestnewsghana.com indicates that government is making full consultations with stake holders before announcement of a total lock-down is made official.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is also pushing for a total lock down amidst fears of more infections of the virus.
Press statement: Covid-19: Lockdown now – GMA to Akufo-Addo
Below is the full statement by the GMA
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has observed with grave concern the increasing trend of confirmed cases for COVID- 19 in Ghana and our national response to this pandemic on this day of national prayer and fasting.
We call on all Ghanaians to keep this sacred and intercede for the nation.
The GMA being fully conscious of the threat posed by this pandemic and the disturbing trend of community spread and the obvious inadequate of capacity (logistic and human resource) of the nation’s health system to deal with increased numbers of COVID-19 infection especially in the severe to critical cases call on His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana to declare a Nationwide Lockdown with the exception of essential services with immediate effect
The Lockdown though not a comfortable decision for leadership and citizens alike, is a proven option backed by science and along with the other measures will ultimately be in our best interest.
We call on all Ghanaians to support such a move in the national interest to save our nation from the devastating effects of this pandemic.
Dr Frank Ankobea
Dr Justice Yankson
General Secretary GMA