President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo in a brief meeting with the leaders of Trade Union Congress has urged Ghanaians advocating for a nationwide lock down in a bid to curb the spread of CORVID-19 to first consider the plight of the Ordinary Ghanaian.
“People in Ghana are now talking about a lockdown. Majority of people who will be affected by decisions of that nature are the working people of our country. The ordinary people of Ghana. They are the ones who will be affected and it is important for us to take into account the circumstances and conditions. When we lock down Accra, what are the consequences”? He asked
“A responsible government is required to look at all the implications before decisions are made. And that is the exercise we are currently engaged in and I am hoping that much sooner than later we will come to an agreement on what those measures are and the Ghanaian people will be informed,” the President said.
This comes after the Ghana Medical Association(GMA) released a statement on 26th March,2020 calling for an urgent lockdown of the entire nation
The GMA citing reasons for their stand revealed that, with the increasing number of coronavirus cases the country is recording, there will be a last ditch option of locking down
They also cited the lack of adequate health resources as a factor, since the country will not be able to treat patients should the numbers increase unreasonably.