Following the recent update from the Ghana Health Service that the number of recorded novel coronavirus cases in the country stands at 68 now, with the death toll at 3, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the President Akufo-Addo led government to declare a lockdown the country with immediate effect.
In a statement of the association sighted by zionfelix.net, they want only essential services to be allowed to go on.
“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,” parts of the GMA press statement released Wednesday stated.
It should be noted that during the press conference of the Ministry of Information on Tuesday, Kojo Opong Nkrumah, the Information Minister said based on professional expert advice it is premature to impose a lockdown in the country.
He was however quick to add that the option is on the cards and that President Akufo-Addo is prepared to implement if the need be.