President Nana Akufo-Addo has issued a statement concerning the likelihood of re-enforcing a partial lockdown if Ghana’s COVID-19 cases continually increase.
Speaking in his 22nd COVID-19 address to the nation, he stated that “we do not want to go back to the days of partial lockdown…but should that become necessary that should the number of active cases continue to increase at the current rate, I’ll have no option but to reimpose these restrictions because it is better to be safe than sorry”.
He said, although the government is against the whole idea of a lockdown due to its negative impact on the nation’s economy, it might resort to that if the rate of spread increases.
According to the President secon statement, he stated “…Our COVID-19 treatment centers have gone from zero patients to now being full because of the upsurge in infections…particularly worrying is the Ghana Health Service recording 200 new cases daily….13 out of 16 regions have recorded active cases…”
The President indicated that the government will further on reintroduce the testing, contact-tracing, treating policy to help identify and isolate infected persons.
As at now, Ghana’s Covid-19 active cases count, according to President Akufo-Addo at 1,924.