COVID-19 lockdown: Photos pop up showing once busy streets of Accra deserted

COVID-19 lockdown: Photos pop up showing once busy streets of Accra deserted

Accra has always been known to be a very busy place in Ghana bustling with people engaging in economic activities on a day to day basis.

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Places like the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Kaneshie Market, the Central Business District, Makola, Rawlings Park as well as Osu Oxford streets happen to be the busiest places in Accra.

The partial lockdown announced by President Akufo-Addo has left these seemingly busy spots deserted and with no human activities.

YEN.com.gh has however sighted photos of these places and how deserted they look during this period.

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Aside the empty streets free of people and their activities, the lockdown has really brought out the beauty in the city.

And the streets are now looking very clean after a very long time.

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

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

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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