Ghanaians mount pressure on Akufo-Addo to lockdown after Ghana records 52 COVID-19 cases

Ghanaians mount pressure on Akufo-Addo to lockdown after Ghana records 52 COVID-19 cases

- Twitter is buzzing as some Ghanaians mount pressure on President Akufo-Addo to lockdown the country

- This follows a recent rise of 27 to 52 COVID-19 recorded cases in the West African nation

- Joy News' Kojo Yankson and others are in the trends, urging for a lockdown

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With an increase from 27 to 52 coronavirus cases in the country, some Ghanaians are mounting pressure on the government to lockdown the country to contain further spread of the COVID-19.

The West African country recorded 27 cases of persons infected with coronavirus which was announced by the Ministry of Health on March 23, 2020.

In less than 24 hours, Health Minister Kwaku Agemang Manu disclosed that the number of coronavirus cases in Ghana has increased from 27 to 52.

He revealed that out of the 185 tests results received, 25 of those quarantined tested positive for the COVID-19.

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''If you add on to the earlier number, it means we have 52 tested positive in our country at the moment,'' Kwaku Agemang said during a press briefing on March 24, 2020.

It is on the back of these recent figures that Ghanaians are buzzing on social media with the hashtag, lockdown Ghana.

Lockdown Ghana is currently trending at number 1 on Twitter with many urging President Akufo-Addo to shut down the country. Joy News' Kojo Yankson and others are in the trends, urging for a lockdown.

Joy News' Kojo Yankson is among Twitter users urging for a lockdown to stern the spread of the COVID-19.

''So... when I say we need to lock down the country immediately, and some say “we are not there yet”... I’d like to know: when will we get there, please?'' @THEKojoYankson of Joy News wrote on Twitter.

@mykelboahen also quizzed: ''Those saying we shouldn't #LockdownGhana because of food are the very people that will come and say why didn't the govt do it earlier when things actually get outta hands. Sad thing is lockdown would be useless by then!! what is wrong with you people??''

''This shall pass by me and My Family because of the Blood.

But on a physical and strategic note, #LockdownNow is necessary. Let's forget how much it will cost. Our lives are more important than money.

#LockdownGhana'' @DavisClottey said.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a video making rounds on social media has some persons under mandatory quarantine threatening to decide against the directive of President Akufo-Addo if they are not tested and released. Ghana has recorded 52 cases of COVID-19 infected persons with two deaths and 1,030 people under mandatory quarantine.

According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of people under mandatory quarantine is 1,030. Some have been held up in hotels and are having their bills including feeding fee being catered for by the Government of Ghana.

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