COVID-19 GHANA: “Don’t panic, President won’t be announcing a lockdown” – Information Minister

COVID-19 GHANA: “Don’t panic, President won’t be announcing a lockdown” – Information Minister

The president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo has ended a meeting with the COVID-19 response committee.

As stated by the information minister, Hon Oppong Kojo Nkrumah, the president will tonight address the nation on the latest updates of COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana.

As been disseminated by some media portals, indicating a total lockdown, the minister had called on the public to ease their panic since there ain’t going to be any lockdown.

He took to his microblog space to divulge “the president has just concluded a meeting of the Covid-19 response committee. H.E. Will address the nation tonight with latest updates and measures. But no he will not be announcing a lockdown so don’t panic.”

In other news, the director-general for the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Aboagye has suggested to the president to lock down the country as it keeps recording overnight surge in the coronavirus cases.

“If we want to apply public health principles that will be now. But we don’t live only on public health, we have other parameters to consider, but looking at just the public health principles now will be the best time to shut down. But there are other ramifications and so those things, we need to calculate and make sure that at the earliest point, such systems are put in place,” he said on Newsfile, Saturday, March 21, 2020.

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