President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said Government is considering a complete lockdown of the country “in the coming” days.
As of the morning of 26 March 2020, a total of fifty-four (54) cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions. All the other fifty-one (51) cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest is responding well to treatment on admission in isolation. They are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results are negative.
In a meeting with the leadership of the Trade Unions Congress at the Jubilee House, the President said “People are talking now in Ghana about a lockdown. The majority of people who will be affected by the decisions of that nature are the working people of our country.
He added that “What are the consequences when we lock down the country. A responsible government is required to look at all the implications before decisions are made and that is the exercise on which we are currently engaged and I am hoping that much sooner than later, we will come to an agreement within government as to what those measures are and then the Ghanaian people will be informed”.