- The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives in Ghana has urged the government to declare a nationwide lockdown
- According to them, the lockdown has become necessary following the escalating number of Coronavirus cases being recorded
-The UPNMG believes a lockdown could help salvage the situation
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The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives, Ghana (UPNMG), has urged the government to declare a nationwide lockdown with immediate effect.
According to the group, the much-anticipated lockdown has become necessary following the escalating number of Coronavirus cases being recorded in the country.
The UPNMG, in a statement signed by the National PRO of the group, John Agbenyeavu, said the pandemic looks certain to escalate in the coming days and a lockdown could help save the situation.
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There have been many calls from health experts and Ghanaians for the government to enforce a lockdown to curtail the spread of the COVID-19.
The Ghana Medical Association, in a news release, called on the government to ensure that it enforces a lockdown which according to them was the only means to stop the spread of the virus.
However, in a press conference occasionally held by the Ministry of information, the sector minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, stated that the suggestion by the GMA was not far-fetched and could be considered if the need be.
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Meanwhile, politician, entrepreneur, and on-screen actor John Dumelo, has expressed his concerns on how petty traders, street hawkers and persons working in the informal sector would survive, should the government enforce a lockdown.
Dumelo holds the view that such people mentioned would be at a disadvantage since their sources of income will be greatly affected.
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Dumelo suggested what the government could consider doing should there be a lockdown.
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