Coronavirus lockdown: List of all you need to stay safe at home

Coronavirus lockdown: List of all you need to stay safe at home

President Akufo-Addo, as part of measures, put in place to ensure that the spread of the coronavirus otherwise known as the COVID-19 to curtail the spread of the virus.

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In a Facebook live video, Akufo-Addo announced a partial lockdown for some parts of the Ashanti Region and the Greater Accra regions as well as Kasoa.

In view of this, knowing the nature of Ghanaians and how well they would be panic buying in the wake of the latest directive from the president, has compiled a shopping list of all essentials to stay safe at home.

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Food supplies

1. Gari

2. Eggs

3. Sugar and salt

4. Cereals

5. Corn and Cassava dough

6. Milk

7. Rice and Beans

8. Oil

9. Onions, Pepper and Fresh tomatoes

10. Fish and Chicken

11. Ginger, garlic, onions

12. Fruits

13. Yam and plantain

Home Essentials

1. Washing powder

2. Bleach

3. Cake soap

4. Hand washing soap

5. Disinfectants

6. Bathing soap

7. Toothpaste

8. Toilet rolls

9. Sanitary pads

10. Diapers and wipes for babies

11. Bags of water

Medical supplies

1. Paracetamol

2. Vitamin C

3. Trisilicate

4. Cotton wool

5. Methylated spirit

6. Gentian Voilet

7. Gauze

8. Plaster

9. Han


1. Prepaid (buy back up)

2. Gas (fill back up cylinder)

3. Insecticide spray

4. As well as some money in mobile money wallet

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There had 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.

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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In other news, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong Boanuh, has cancelled a preparational order for a possible lockdown.

According to a report by the IGP in an internal memo directed the operation order be withdrawn with immediate effect.

It is believed to be a strategy drafted by the police service to various commanders to prepare all personnel for deployment in case there is a full or partial lockdown.

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