The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is calling on the Nana Addo government to declare a nationwide lockdown as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Now into the third week since the first 2 cases of the Covid-19 was recorded in the country, it has surged up to 68 confirmed cases through which 2 people have lost their lives.
As the numbers keep going up, it continues to cause a scare among the populace with many advocating for a total lockdown of the country.
The GMA in a statement today has backed the idea and has urged the government to immediately announce a nationwide lockdown with the exception of essential services.
“The GMA being fully conscious of the threat posed by this pandemic, the disturbing trend of community spread and the obvious inadequate of capacity (logistics and human resource) of the nation’s health system to deal with increased numbers of Covid-19 infection especially in the severe to critical cases, call on His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana to declare a nationwide lockdown with the exception of essential services with immediate effect”, a statement from the association said.
It further added, “The lockdown though not a comfortable decision by leaders and citizens alike, is a proven option backed by science and along with the other measures will ultimately be in our best interest”.
Read in the full statement from the Ghana Medical Association below.