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Ghana’s Information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, has hinted that government will soon resort to restrictions in some parts of the country, as part of the measures to curb the spread of the novel COVID-19.
According to the MP for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency, government will resort to any means possible in its attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
“So far, every step of the way, the government has been very proactive with coming up with measures to contain the situation. Those final rafts of measures now that the law has been put in place may include some restrictions in some parts of the country but whatever will be done will be with the objective of ensuring that we totally negate the potential for community spread,” he said in an interview on Citi FM in Accra on Thursday, March 26.
Parliament last week passed the Imposition of Restrictions Law.
President Akufo-Addo may soon have to resort to this law if he wants to urgently stop or reduce the spread of the deadly virus.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), in a statement released on Wednesday, March 25, expressed concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and asked the government to immediately consider a lockdown of the entire nation.
According to the Association, the lockdown, though not a comfortable decision for leadership of the country and citizens, is a proven alternative that will be in the best interest of the populace.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Ghanaian couple has held their wedding amid the ban on public gatherings which is currently being enforced in the country.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, on March 15, 2020, placed a ban on all public and social gatherings including funerals and weddings.
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