COVID-19 fight: Ghana Medical Association calls for total lock down

COVID-19 fight: Ghana Medical Association calls for total lock down

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), is urging President Akufo-Addo to declare a nationwide lockdown with the exception or exemption of emergency services.

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The GMA being fully conscious of the threat posed by the pandemic and the alarming rate at which community spread could escalate the numbers is advocating for an immediate lock down.

According to a statement signed by the President of the GMA, Dr Frank Ankobea, though the lockdown is not a comfortable decision for leadership, it a proven option backed by science.

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Kwaku believes if the airport was closed 2 weeks ago we would have had zero cases

Irene believes the experts are talking.

Kojo believes it is about time.

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Meanwhile, commercial buses have decided to reduce the number of passengers they carry per row by one.

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, 2020, as part of efforts to ensure social distancing, buses that carry three would carry two and those that carry 4 would carry three.

Speaking to Class News, the Relations Officer of the Greater Accra branch of the GPRTU, Abass Ibrahim Moro, the number of passengers can continue to be reduced if the government will put in place measures to assist drivers and transport owners.

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