Govt will be forced to reintroduce restrictions--- Akufo-Addo threatens

Govt will be forced to reintroduce restrictions— Akufo-Addo threatens

Govt will be forced to reintroduce restrictions— Akufo-Addo threatens

Govt will be forced to reintroduce restrictions— Akufo-Addo threatens

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the government may be forced to reintroduce restrictions including a partial lockdown if Ghanaians fail to observe the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety protocols to contain the spread of the virus.

He said although the government is against the idea of a partial lockdown due to its negative impact on the economy but it might resort to that if the rate of spread increases.

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Speaking in a virtual address to the nation on the measures taken against the spread of the virus, President Akufo-Addo regretted that the number of active cases kept increasing since the last time he address the nation.

“We do not want to go back to the days of partial lockdowns which had a negative impact on our economy and way of life but should that become necessary and should the number of active cases continue to increase at the current rate, I will have no option than to reimpose these restrictions because it is better to be safe than to be sorry so together let us all ensure that we respect the protocols,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo noted the surge in the number of infections was largely attributed to the laxity in the adherence to safety measures among the public and urged them to adhere strictly to the protocols which include the washing of hands, the US of sanitisers and the wearing of masks.

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He promised to reintroduce testing, tracing, treating policy to help identify and isolate infected persons.

Ghana’s active case count currently stands at 1,404.

The Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions continue to lead with cumulative high numbers of COVID-19 related cases; 31,953 and 11,285 respectively.

40 persons are in severe conditions with four persons in a critical state.

For active cases, the Greater Accra tops with 714 while the International travellers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) follow with 417.

Ghana has had a total of 56,981 cases and 55,236 discharges.


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