Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Why Ghana Needs A Complete Lockdown – Former Athletics Boss Breaks It Down

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Ghana’s coronavirus cases keep soaring, putting everyone in fear as no immediate remedy seems to be near in sight. For the reason, some Ghanaians have earnestly implored President Nana Akufo Addo to consider putting the country under lockdown to check the spread of the disease. 

This view has been espoused by the former chief of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), George Haldane Lutterodt who says Akufo Addo should place the country under a two-week lockdown with immediate effect.

“We are entering into a new phase of this crisis and the President must take the bold step of shutting this country down to protect the lives of Ghanaians,” Mr Lutterodt said in an interview yesterday in Accra.

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He also added that the lockdown has become necessary because people are not adhering to the prescription health officials have prescribed.

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“This is one of the most crucial ways in which we can stop the deadly coronavirus from spreading,” he stated.

He is also advocating for a partial lockdown in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions if the complete lockdown is not possible.

“We must give absolute support to the government and one must commend them for their transparency with the Ghanaian people in what could be the most trying times in our country’s history,” he noted.

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