The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on President Akufo-Addo to, with immediate effect, declare a nationwide lockdown.
This comes on the back of increasing confirmed cases of COVID19 in the country.
According the GMA, a lockdown is necessary at this time as the country’s health sector does not have the capacity to properly handle matters when cases continue to increase.
The Association explains that the lockdown will help curb the communal spread of the virus, and ultimately, be in the interest of all Ghanaians.
“The Lockdown though not a comfortable decision for leadership and citizens alike is a proven option backed by science and along with the measures will ultimately be in our best interest,” the statement dated March 25, 2020 said.
The Ghana Medical Association is not alone in calling for a lockdown.
The Bureau of Public Safety, last week, called for a discriminatory lockdown of the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions as all of the cases that have been confirmed presently are in either of the two.
Meanwhile, an international law and governance analyst, Kwame Mfodwo is warning that Ghana risks extreme starvation should it go into a complete lockdown now due to the rise in the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country.
Mr. Mfodwo is strongly convinced that it will be disastrous for the government to heed to calls for a shutdown and fail to institute well-thought-through mechanisms that will offer respite to its average income earning citizens in the long term.
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Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com